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Visit Kew Gardens for just £1

Published: January 10, 2022 at 10:47 am

New pricing introduced at Kew Gardens and sister site Wakehurst, aimed to make the gardens more accessible to people of all ages and incomes.

Starting from Tuesday 11th of January, a new range of ticket prices begin at Kew Gardens and its sister site, Wakehurst in Sussex. The most striking of which being entry for just £1 for those in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit.


This remarkable low price is aimed to make both gardens more accessible to people of all ages and all incomes, allowing everyone to enjoy a great day out in nature.

Kew Gardens boasts over 300 acres of landscape including a collection of 14,000 trees, four major glasshouses, art galleries, an award-winning children’s garden and the popular Hive installation, as well as free temporary festivals and exhibitions all year round.

Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex, is located near the town of Haywards Heath. Home to the world-famous Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst boasts 535 acres of native temperate woodlands, meadows and wetlands in its beautiful landscape, including spectacular views of the South Downs and a year-round programme of visitor activities for all ages.

Those in receipt of Pension credit or Universal credit will be able to pre book online from Tuesday 11th January 2022 at or to simply walk up and pay their £1 on the gate.

In addition to the new £1 ticket, RBG Kew is also introducing a new Young Person’s ticket for 16-24 year olds which can be purchased for just £9 either on the day or in advance of a visit.

And for families or other groups, there is also now a reduced price for early booking of just £15 per adult.

Plus, Kew also now offers people a significant discount for daytime visitors after 4pm on any day during extended opening hours over the summertime.

Richard Deverell, Director of the Royal Botanic gardens, Kew says; “We are really delighted to be able to offer more people a chance to experience the wonder of Kew and Wakehurst. We know what a wonderful thing it can be to enjoy a day out in nature and to explore the many corners of our gardens, take a picnic, listen to the beat of the wildlife and learn about the fascinating origins of some of our plants, many of which are extinct or threatened in the wild. I sincerely hope lots of people hear about this, avail of the offer and spread the word. Everyone is welcome.”

Summary of new pricing at Kew Gardens

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Here's those new prices in full. Starting from Tuesday 11th January 2022.

• Adult Universal Credit or Pension Credit price: £1 (£8.75 lower than 2020/21)

• Adult in advance (2 days before visit): £15 (£2.50 lower than 2020/21)

• Young Persons on the day/advance price: £9 (75p lower than the 2020/21 on the day price)

• Child on the day/advance price: £5 (£1 lower than 2020/21 on the day price)

Summary of new pricing at Wakehurst

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• Concession Ticket (Universal and Pension Credit): £1


Further new prices will come into effect from 1st Feb 2022.


Daniel GriffithsDigital Editor

Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the biggest home and entertainment brands in the world. He is a serial house-renovator and home improvement expert, taking on everything from interior design and DIY to landscape gardening and garden design.


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