KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
10am–9pm (Fri–Sun and bank holidays)
England United Kingdom
Fantastic, magical place!
Visit the world’s leading botanic garden and discover a place where plants and fungi take centre stage!
Since it was founded in 1759 by Princess Augusta, Kew has grown into a global leader in plant and fungal science and an international visitor attraction, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
Today Kew has the largest, most diverse collections of living and preserved botanical specimens in the world. The landscape contains a great scientific collection of over 14,000 trees, including rare and ancient varieties. Kew also grows over 30,000 different kinds of plants from tropical, temperate, arid and alpine climates, many of which have a high conservation status. These collections provide a living reference library for our scientists, and a dynamic landscape in which to display the beauty and wonder of this diverse natural kingdom on which all life depends.
Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. Their collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.
– Iconic glasshouses including the Palm House
– Arboretum of over 14,000 trees
– Formal planting along the Broad Walk
– Historic buildings and water features
– Galleries of botanical art and illustration