Christmas at Kew

Follow the festive trail

The giant glasshouses and unique plant varieties at Kew Gardens have been mesmerising visitors for over 150 years. Recently though, the home of the world’s largest and most diverse botanical collection has been gaining a reputation for an awe-inspiring display of a different kind.

When Kew does Christmas, it is truly a sight to behold. Now in its sixth year, their winter light trail promises to be bigger than ever with over a million lights set to be installed. See trees, plants and ponds take on a new life after dark as you wander under canopies of colourful twinkling lights, gaze at the festive flotilla of candlelit boats, stroll through the moonlit woods and admire the impressive musical laser show finale.

If you’ve never been to Kew before, there is no better time to discover this legendary London attraction than when the gardens are dressed in their Christmas finery.

“With over a million lights casting a veil of magic over Kew Gardens, this is a family sight that sparks a genuine sense of wonder.”

 The Telegraph

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22 November 2018 - 5 January 2019


Royal Botanic Gardens