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Information about parking near Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is located just off the South Circular Road in Southwest London just a 5 minute drive from the end of the M4.
There are a limited number of off-street spaces with the on-site car park being relatively small and only a handful of other locations anything remotely nearby. There are quite a few options when it comes to parking on-street in nearby Kew but these can also be sometimes limited.
JustPark provides information on a wide choice of parking options nearby, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
There is limited free on-street parking on Kew Road after 10am, which lines the eastern edge of the Gardens. However, Kew Gardens station is found within a Controlled Parking Zone of the borough of Richmond, but there are on-street spaces available that charge a reasonably affordable hourly rate.
Parking restrictions on the majority of on-street pay-and-display spaces only apply from 10am-12 noon, Monday-Friday, meaning many spaces are free to park in throughout much of the day. Lots of spaces however, are still reserved solely for resident permit holders and/or have maximum stay limits – so do make sure you’re aware of any restrictions governing your chosen space.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Kew Gardens.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Brentford High Street/Brentford (ON) London Borough of Hounslow £1.20 / 30 minutes hour Station Approach/Station Parade and Approach, Kew (M8) London Borough of Richmond £0.35 / 15 minutes 2 hours Sandycombe Road/Kew (KA) London Borough of Richmond £0.30 / 15 minutes 4 hours CPZ KB - South Kew/CPZ KB London Borough of Richmond £1.35 / day Alexandra Road/East Twickenham (F) London Borough of Richmond £0.30 / 15 minutes 2 hours
Kew Gardens car park (Ferry Lane, Richmond, TW9 3AF) is the on-site car park provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is accessible from the Brentford Gate entrance and open from 9.30am-7pm Monday-Friday but from 9.30am-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The price of parking here is quite reasonable if you plan on staying for the day but for a short term stay, this is not a good option as this car park only offers a daily fare.
Furthermore, be aware that there are limited spaces available and the Gardens recommend you arrive via public transport to alleviate congestion near to Kew and the end of the M4 and also to help conserve the environment.
JustPark offers a wide selection of reservable off-street spaces near Kew Gardens – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Old Deer Park (Extension) London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames £0.95 / 30 minutes Old Deer Park London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames £0.95 / 30 minutes day Albany Parade RingGo £1.80 / hour 3 hours Travelodge London Kew Bridge Apcoa (UK) Ltd £1.00 / hour
The gardens are served by nearby Kew Gardens station only a few minutes walk away. Kew Gardens station is on the District Line of the London Underground and the North London Line of the London Overground.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge can park in the disabled spaces at the on-site Kew Gardens car park free of charge.
Blue Badge holders can also park in all on-street spaces and all council-operated car parks in the Richmond borough, free of charge and for an unlimited amount of time.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around Kew Gardens (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Kew Gardens is bordered on one side by the meandering River Thames and on the other, the Controlled Parking Zone of Kew. The streets within this zone – which incorporates the whole eastern side of the Gardens – operate moderate parking restrictions with most spaces being pay-and-display bays available to visiting drivers.
However, be aware that there are a number of different types of bay in this zone. Some are continually reserved for Blue Badge or resident permit holders whilst others enforce a maximum stay. Therefore, despite the appearance of limited parking restrictions compared to some other areas, please always be aware of the restrictions of each on-street space before you park.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in/are not restricted at the times you search for.
Parking on Sundays and Bank holidays is generally free in the majority of on-street spaces in the surrounding area.
It is free to park in the Kew Station Forecourt car park from 5pm until 9am the next day. Overnight parking is not available at the kew gardens on-site car park.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Kew Gardens is a beautiful and expansive botanical gardens in an already handsome part of Southwest London. The Gardens themselves boast thousands of species of plants, in amongst some of the most magnificent buildings and landscapes in the city – which all contribute to making Kew Gardens a hugely popular World Heritage Site. Kew Gardens is in the London borough of Richmond which is also home to another green city wonder, Richmond Park. Once you’ve parked up here, you’re certainly in a good part of the world to enjoy.