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- The Temperate House is closed for restoration until 2018.
- The Marianne North Gallery and Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art are closed on Mondays
We will send you an email with a link to your ticket which you need to print out. We cannot currently scan tickets from mobile devices.
NB The Gardens will close at 5pm from 7th to 12th July due to Kew the Music. We apologise for any inconvenience.
This beautiful guide is a must have for visitors to Kew, with captivating text accompanied by stunning photography throughout. Make the most of your visit to Kew with this new edition of the Kew Guide and discover the Gardens' landscapes, plants and trees, stunning contemporary and historical architecture, and the historic and modern role of Kew. This valuable guide is not only an ideal companion when visiting the Gardens, but also a wonderful souvenir keepsake. With a fold out map, top ten attractions and behind the scenes activity.
This official guidebook for younger visitors to Kew Gardens is perfect for 7-11 year olds (and their parents and carers). It shows the most exciting places to visit and the most fun things to do at Kew whatever the season. Attractively designed, the guide is beautifully illustrated and produced in full colour, with a fold-out map, stickers, activities, amazing facts and silly jokes!
Full of Spice Lates Dates: 27 May, 3 June, 10 June, 17 June, 24 June, 1 July The festival will explore how the journey of spices around the world since the start of the spice trade in the in the 15th Century has shaped our modern world. It will reveal the role these spices have played not only in the communities in which they have originated, but also in the regions where they are now farmed. It will also explore the impact of spices on the daily lives of Kew?s visitors and on the multicultural city of London - not only through food and drink, but through music, stories, religions and traditions that have been influenced by hundreds of years of cultural exchange.
Explore the Gardens after work and immerse yourself in the landscape at Kew: through 13 climate controlled zones in our iconic glasshouses to the view from the Tree Top Walkway at dusk. Or simply lie on the grass with a refreshing cocktail and quietly enjoy a summer evening. The Gardens will be Full of Spice during the Kew Lates as we explore the botanical origins of these mystical commodities. Book a rickshaw ride around the Gardens, devise your own unique blend of spices to take home in the Spice Mix Super Computer 2.0, chat with Kew scientists, listen to live music in the Spice Exchange, or seek out the spice inflatables dotted round the gardens. For full event information please see Kew.org/kewlates
Rickshaw Rides Our friendly cycling hosts will pedal you around site whilst you taste and savour the spicy delights on offer. As Kew passes by your host will guide you through the story of the spice you are tasting, giving you astonishing facts and figures about its history and scientific make- up. Just how did it get here, what did it cost, where does it come from and who grows it now? All your questions will be answered as we tell you the stories that make up their rich history.
NOTE: The Rickshaw Ride cannot be bought on the day of the event. They must be bought prior to the day of the event.
Children over 5 will be permitted to ride on the rickshaws but they must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 are not permitted on the rickshaws.