Discover a world full of science and wonder, with Kew Gardens' botanical garden. They have over 50,000 living plant collections that are found across their UNESCO World Heritage Site. A must-see for nature lovers and those who love science!
There’s so much to see like the botanical collections and many activities to delve into. How about visiting the Japanese Landscape and escaping to the tranquil environment and traditional tea garden? Or take a walk through the dramatic valley holding a collection of wild plants from 6 mountainous regions around the world, in the Rock Garden, originally constructed in 1882! And end the day with an adventure into the high-altitude territory of the Davies Alpine House. Experience the harsh weather conditions, and the cool, dry and windy environments that help alpine plants thrive - they’re some of the most resilient plants in the world! Channel your inner environmentalist and become one with nature, learn about the plant world around you and all the plant names as you discover more at Kew Gardens! Explore the historic landscape garden and find Kew Garden's Turner's Oak tree and learn the story of how the Great Storm in 1987 destroyed 15 million trees...but not this one.
Then discover the living plant collection at Kew Gardens, which sets a botanic garden apart from a standard garden. As its plant collections to be observed, researched, conserved and for education purposes. Here you can admire the carnivorous plant collection where there is 5 of the largest carnivorous genera! Ever wanted to see a bonsai tree in person? Kew Gardens has it, a collection of deciduous and coniferous woody trees, and if you love aquatic environments, check out the aquatic collection where you can see water lilies, water lotus' and more. But if you really love flowers, then you have to explore the Island Flora collection in an exotic garden, with beautiful, colourful and stunning flowers for you to feast your eyes on. It's a floral paradise!
Don't miss out on their school holiday events including The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a trail to transform you, and their May half-term event too!
- Discover over 50,000 species of living plants
- Teach kids about conservation in a fun way
- Enjoy seasonal kid-friendly activities!