The London College of Garden Design one-year Garden Design Diploma and six-month Planting Design Diploma are based in the Orangery conference facilities at Kew Gardens benefiting from access to the gardens and facilities including cafés and bookshop. Our short courses are held at venues appropriate to the course, so please check the course factsheet for location details.
Kew Gardens is 10 miles from central London and adjacent to the River Thames. The Main Gate entrance is located at Kew Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB. We encourage students to visit via public transport.
Kew Gardens station (District Line, London Overground) is the closest London Underground station, and is in zone 3. From Kew Gardens station it is a 5 minute walk to Kew Gardens Victoria Gate entrance and 7 minutes to the Main Gate. Exit the station through the row of shops and walk down Lichfield road (opposite) to reach Victoria Gate. Please always check the Transport for London website for service disruptions before making your journey.
Train services (South West Trains) from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, stop at Kew Bridge station. From Kew Bridge station it is a 10-minute walk to Kew Gardens Main Gate entrance. For more information call +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit the National Rail Journey Planner.
Routes 65 and 391 stop close to the entrance gates. Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.