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Commercial media activities at Kew

Kew is one of the UK's top filming locations, offering a wide range of natural scenic backdrops all at your convenience whilst on site. Kew has been facilitating media activities for over 15 years; our Commercial Media department deals with all enquiries of a commercial nature.

Kew's Temperate House
Kew's Temperate House, viewed from the Xstrata Treetop Walkway

What does RBG Kew have to offer?

Kew has over 335 acres of open gardens and three major glasshouses displaying tropical, subtropical, arid and temperate landscapes.

The Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, offering unique internal and external shots of period architecture. The Arboretum has a world-class tree collection arranged by designers such as Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and William Nesfield. Kew also has a selection of flower borders showcasing the traditional English garden style.


Orangery exterior
The Orangery

Commercial media crews in the Gardens

Crews are supervised by a member of Kew staff at all times during the shoot. This is to ensure that the gardens are used responsibly and that the crew has logistical support whilst on site. The gardens are large and moving around them takes time, therefore we suggest that you always come and do a recce in advance of your shoot. Even if you know the gardens well, this will help your shoot run efficiently.

We ask all crews to be respectful of RBG Kew’s property and plant collection, and that all operations on site are carried out with consideration to the unique surroundings.


Who to contact, the Press Office or Commercial Media department?

If your media work is beneficial to Kew, covering its history or current work, then you need to contact the Press Office (email or tel +44 (0)20 8332 5607). The press team will cover filming for up to four hours free of charge - after that time a commercial rate is applied.

All other media enquiries should come through the Commercial Media department - please see our contact details below.


Contact us

Andy Conner
Tel: +44 (0)208 3325568
Mob: +44(0)7909 964917

Joe Robbins
Tel: +44 (0)208 3325501
Mob: +44(0)7778054246


We charge a competitive hourly rate from your arrival to your departure. This rate is dependent on your crew size and RBG Kew’s required staff time. Other charges involved are for last minute cancellations and vehicles on site.

We do not charge for recces or garden entrance fees. We also offer a small electric vehicle to transport your equipment around the gardens at no extra cost.

For more information and to find out how Kew can work with your company, please get in touch with us.