Kew Gardens - Latest news, articles and photos

Kew Gardens - Latest news, articles and photos


Tickets Alert: Cycle around Kew Gardens

Bicycles are not normally allowed inside Kew Gardens, but for one evening next month, two wheels can replace two feet for visitors.

Tickets Alert: Christmas at Kew Gardens

It’s the week of an expected heatwave, so what better time to be thinking about Christmas?

Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace gardens reopening

Two large ornamental gardens are reopening now that the lockdown is relaxing, at Kew and Hampton Court.

Tickets Alert: Chihuly Nights at Kew Gardens

This August, Kew Gardens will be holding a series of late-night openings, with the glass works of Dale Chihuly lit up for the evening.

Tickets Alert: One evening only bicycles allowed into Kew Gardens

For one evening this week, it will be possible to cycle around the massive Kew Gardens as part of a special evening event.

Tickets Alert: Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens

Reopened last year following restoration, but closed again for winter, Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens in April.

Kew Garden’s remarkable concrete bridge

It doesn’t look like much, but the train station at Kew Gardens has a remarkable survivor of early reinforced concrete — and most people have no idea that the shabby looking footbridge is it.

The dragons have returned to Kew’s Great Pagoda

Famous for its long since removed dragons, the Great Pagoda in Kew has rarely been open to the public. Until now. And the dragons are back.

Just two days to see Kew Garden’s “rotting corpse” flower in bloom

Titan Arum, a flowering plant that is famous for giving off the smell of a rotting corpse when in flower…. is in flower right now at Kew Gardens.

Kew Gardens private underground railway

As people wander around the ornate lawns of Kew Gardens, few are aware that just under their feet is the remains of a large private railway tunnel.

London’s 50-meter high Great Pagoda to reopen to the public

It was one of the jewels in the crown of Georgian London: a building so unusual that a suspicious public were unconvinced it would remain standing when it was built in 1762.

Last few weeks to visit the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse

A bit of an advisory that there are just a few weeks left to have a look around the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse before it closes for a five-year restoration project.

Treetops and cottages inside Kew Gardens

Over the past couple of weeks, the walled expanse within Kew Gardens has been free to visit, and they “sold” all 9,000 free tickets that were available almost as soon as they were released.

Free entry to Kew Gardens over Christmas

The place is free to enter over the 12 days of Christmas – excepting, obviously Christmas and Boxing Days, when it is closed.

Kew Gardens – The Glasshouses

Probably one of the more famous features of Kew Gardens is the huge glasshouses that protect plants more used to a climate somewhat warmer than can be offered by the UK’s Met Office. Although the curved glasshouse is the most

Kew Gardens – Going Asian

Within Kew Gardens is one very famous outpost of China, and a couple of smaller, but more intimate outposts from Japan. Although visible from quite a few places around the enclosed gardens, it wasn’t the famous pagoda that I visited

Kew Gardens – the Treetop Walkway

Do you ever find that there are major attractions that you have never visited? Not because you probably won’t enjoy them, but because, well, they are always there – so in a hectic life you can always visit them next