Parking at Kew Gardens 2024

parking near kew gardens

If you’re visiting Kew Gardens and traveling by car, you will want to know exactly where to park before you set off so your visit is stress free.

You’ll be pleased to know you have multiple options available so you can choose the one that suits you best.

Free parking near Kew Gardens

If you’re looking to park for free near Kew Gardens, we will show you where to park without restrictions.

When using our recommended free parking spots near Kew Gardens, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Here are our list of available free parking spots near Kew Gardens, so if you are visiting friends or heading out for a bite to eat, you can save money by finding a free parking spot before you arrive.

Streets offering FREE parking near Kew Gardens:

  • Defoe Avenue (except 10am-noon) – 0.6 miles
  • Princes Road (except 10am-noon) – 1.1 miles
  • Leybourne Park (except 10am-noon) – 0.3 miles

These free parking spots are within walking distance of Kew Gardens so you don’t need to take public transport.

Cheapest monthly parking for Kew Gardens

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking for Kew Gardens to be Old Deer Park car park, which costs £105 per month, making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to.

On-Site Car Park at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens Car Park

There is a dedicated on-site car park at Kew Gardens Car Park (TW9 3AF) which costs £9 to park all day but parking spaces are limited. On a weekend, The Herbarium car park acts as an overflow car park.

All Day£9.00

Free motorcycle parking at Kew Gardens

Those travelling by motorcycle can park for free at Kew Gardens Car Park (TW9 3AF) with no time limit or other restrictions.

Free disabled parking at Kew Gardens

If you are a blue badge holder, you can park for free at Kew Gardens Car Park (TW9 3AF) in any disabled space (or other space if disabled spaces are full).

Cheap Car Parks Near Kew Gardens

There are several cheap car parks close to Kew Gardens that are within walking distance of the gates.

Kew Station Forecourt Car Park

Kew Station Forecourt (TW9 3PZ) is only a few minutes walk from Kew Gardens and offers low cost parking between 9am and 5pm (parking FREE outside of these hours). Parking costs just £2.65 for 2 hours parking with Bank Holidays offering free parking.

Cheap parking on Sundays for Kew Gardens

If you can manage up to a 1 mile walk, you can park at Richmond Riverside car park (TW9 1TH) on a Sunday for a flat rate of just £2.85 between 8am and 6pm.

Parking for Kew Gardens Victoria Gate Entrance

Kew Gardens Victoria Gate is the entrance closest to Palm House, Rose Garden and Treetop Walkway as well as the public toilets that are located close to the Palm House.

The closest parking for Victoria Gate entrance when you visit Kew Gardens is Kew Station Forecourt (TW9 3PZ) which costs just £2.65 for 2 hours parking (Sundays and Bank Holidays free). This car park can get full quickly due to the location and the small amount of spaces, so you can use Old Deer park car park instead.

Old Deer Car Park is roughly a 30 minute walk from Victoria Gate.

Up to 1 hour£2.35
Up to 2 hours£4.70
Up to 3 hours£7.25
Up to 4 hours£9.65

Parking for Kew Gardens Lions Gate Entrance

Lions Gate entrance is the closest to Richmond and leads you directly to the Great Pagoda and Japanese gardens.

If you’re planning on using Lions Gate entrance for Kew Gardens, the nearest car park is Old Deer park car park:

Up to 1 hour£2.35
Up to 2 hours£4.70
Up to 3 hours£7.25
Up to 4 hours£9.65

Alternatively, if this is full, Paradise Road multi-storey car park is also in close proximity to Lions Gate entrance, which is a pay and display car park:

Up to 1 hour£2.50
Up to 2 hours£4.90
Up to 3 hours£7.40
Up to 4 hours£9.40

Pre Book Tickets to Kew Gardens

If you’re thinking of visiting Kew Gardens, you can book tickets online and save up to 23%. As well as access to the gardens, you can access the art galleries (Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood), Kew Palace, greenhouses and the Treetop Walkway.