Kew Gardens + Hotel Stay
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Kew Gardens with a Hotel
Combine entry tickets to Kew Gardens with a stay at a 4-star hotel nearby with complimentary breakfast. All in one fantastic money-saving deal - book the best botanical break today!
An outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in south-west London are well worth a visit. With over 50,000 living plants Kew is the home of the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. Kew Gardens is the world's leading botanic garden and grows more flower species across its 121 hectares than any other garden around the globe. Book a Kew Gardens with hotel stay package with Holidays Extras today and enjoy a visit to Kew Gardens with a night in one of several conveniently located hotels just a short tube ride away. There's also a complimentary breakfast included to fuel you up the morning after a great night's sleep. Kew is also ideal for a family break with children under 4 years of age entering Kew Gardens for free!
What's included with a Kew Gardens and Hotel Stay Package?
- Tickets to Kew Gardens
- Introduction to the Gardens tour
- Edible Plants walking tour
- Entry into the Queen's Garden
- Entry into the Royal Kitchens
- External tour of Queen Charlotte's Cottage
- External tour of Kew Palace
- A relaxing night at a top hotel nearby
- A delicious breakfast
Enjoy access to the incredible Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, with the chance to explore the Palm House, Temperate House, Treetop walkway and more. All this awaits you on your fun-filled London city break.
What's happening at Kew Gardens?
Young Botanical Artist competition | 20 October 2023 to 7 April 2024
Gallery 6, Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
Explore the next generation of botanical artists at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery. In collaboration with The Shirley Sherwood Collection, a competition was held exclusively for entrants aged 16-25, who were invited to submit two-dimensional artworks on the theme of 'Trees'.
The exhibition will feature a curated selection of 50 entries, and visitors can participate in selecting the People's Choice award. Witness the future of botanical art unfold before your eyes.
Mat Collishaw: Petrichor | 20 October 2023 to 7 April 2024
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
Contemporary artist Mat Collishaw debuts new work alongside existing pieces in this exhibition at Kew.
Drawing on an array of evocative imagery from the natural world, Petrichor showcases a variety of pioneering techniques and explore the relationship between art and nature, including its ability to impact the way in which we see the world around us.
Monthly British Sign Language tours
Once a month, from 11am to 12pm
For visitors who use British Sign Language, these walking tours are led by Kew Garden's specially-trained tour guides and offer a fascinating overview of the Gardens, its history and important scientific work.
These tours are free, and free entry to the Gardens is included. Places are limited so please register in advance to avoid disappointment.
Top 10 must-see features at Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew is a must-see destination. Feel closer to nature and uncover the science behind the plants and glasshouses with a variety of must-visits within Kew. From viewing dramatic valley rock gardens carved through the landscape with wild-collected plants from six mountainous regions in the world, to venturing into high-altitude territory and experiencing the cool, dry and windy conditions that allow alpine plants to flourish in Davies Alpine House.
Spend many blissful hours relaxing in the atmosphere bursting with splendour. We've highlighted the top ten must-see features to visit on your trip to this breathtaking piece of horticultural-heaven!
- Arboretum - Explore the vast collection of 14,000 trees in this unique living landscape, shaped by the seasons, celebrating the beauty of forests around the world. The 14,000 trees represent more than 2,000 species and include rare and ancient varieties, and many as old as the gardens themselves can't be found elsewhere in Britain.
- Carnivorous Plants - Feed your fascination with plants with a trip to see many feisty carnivorous plants dotted around the gardens. There's a dedicated zone in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, and purple pitchers thrive in the Rock Garden and the Alpine House.
- Children's Garden - Perfect for the kids, this fun and interactive space to climb, run and jump helps children explore everything that a plant needs to grow - earth, air, sun and water. Spread over a beautiful landscape in a natural setting (the size of 40 tennis courts) over 100 mature trees, with hidden treasures and adventures await your intrepid little explorers.
- Great Pagoda - Marvel at spectacular views across London in Kew's Pagoda, completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta (the founder of the Gardens). This incredible Chinese building offered one of the earliest and finest bird's eye views of London.
- Japanese Landscape - Relax in the tranquil Japanese gardens and take a mindful moment within this delicately manicured landscape designed to complement the Chokushi-Mon, the Japanese Gateway.
- Library, Art and Archives - Ideal for a researcher, a garden lover or an avid reader, discover nearly 2,000 years of plant knowledge in one of the world's most extensive botanical libraries. This treasure trove of plant stories houses information on the naming, classification and uses of plants, plant ecology, conservation, and the wild plants of the world.
- Mediterranean Garden and King William's Temple - Witness the incredible diversity within the typical Mediterranean natural habitat and transport yourself to the sun-kissed landscape of Southern Europe straight from the UK.
- Palm House - Wander this remarkable indoor rainforest, where the air is heavy and dense with lush vegetation and discover tropical plants, many of which are endangered or extinct in the wild, and rainforest treasures like the oldest pot plant in the world or the disease-fighting periwinkle.
- Prince of Wales Conservatory - Travel from the deserts to the tropics in this outstanding glassy labyrinth leading you through a series of fascinating ecosystems, with ten computer-controlled climate zones. A new surprise is around every corner.
- Rose Garden - Stroll through the stunning Rose Garden and enjoy the scent of 170 different species and cultivars of rose. The Rose Garden at Kew is a floral feast for the eyes with bold plantains and mixed shrub roses - a beautiful blossom-filled and scented paradise!
Hop aboard the Kew Explorer Land Train
The Kew Explorer Land Train is a gentle and relaxed way of exploring Kew Gardens to learn about the incredibly diverse living collection. The service runs from the main departure stop at Victoria Gate Plaza. This comes at an additional cost.
With several sites along the way, the route typically includes the following:
- Stop 1: Victoria Gate - For Victoria Plaza Shop and Café, Palm House, and The Botanical.
- Stop 2: Mediterranean Garden - For the Temperate House, Galleries, and Tree Top Walkway.
- Stop 3: The Japanese Gateway - For Lion Gate, Pavilion Bar & Grill, and the Great Pagoda.
- Stop 4: Natural Area - For the Log Trail, Pinetum, and Lake Crossing.
- Stop 5: Brentford Gate - For the Car Park, The Children's Garden and Orangery.
TOP TIP: We suggest that you take the land train to the end of Kew Gardens and then work your way back towards the entrance!
Why you should book with Holiday Extras
At Holiday Extras we're proud to offer exclusive package deals on top attractions and nearby hotels to help you save money and get the most out of your visit. Staying just moments away means you don't have to worry about travel and traffic eating into your holiday time, so you can concentrate on having fun and making memories.
One awesome short break
Kew Gardens Break Hotels
Holiday Inn Brentford Lock
Combine your Kew Gardens tickets with a stay at this luxurious 4-star hotel which provides comfort and convenience at just 1.8 miles away!
Our closest hotel to the attraction, this waterfront hotel is just a 10-minute drive or 40-minute minute walk from the Botanical Gardens, and overlooks the Grand Union Canal. Within easy reach of central London, the Holiday Inn Brentford Lock has great family-friendly perks. There's free WiFi, on-site parking and children stay and eat free. There's also an on-site fitness centre perfect for letting off some steam before a relaxing night's sleep in your comfortable surroundings.
Doubletree by Hilton Ealing
An ideal location just over 2.5 miles from Kew Gardens, this excellent 4-star hotel is an ideal base for your trip!
Close to central Ealing, this hotel boasts an excellent on-site restaurant and fitness centre. Dine in style at the W5 Grill & Bar or eat alfresco on the outdoor terrace - the choice is yours.
There's also great perks available including a warm DoubleTree welcome cookie on arrival.
Hilton London Syon Park Hotel
Indoor pool and jacuzzi
Access to Syon Gardens
Just over 3.4 miles from Kew Gardens, this fantastic 4-star hotel offers elegant accommodation!
Relax in comfort in this family-friendly hotel and take a dip in the on-site pool or grab a refreshing Syon Park Classic cocktail.
Dine in style in a restaurant that offers a selection of exquisite meals including the finest locally sourced steaks. There's also an excellent wine and Champagne list.