Don’t miss the banana boat!: Last chance to experience Bompas & Parr’s Tutti Frutti Boating Lake at Kew
Now until Sunday 1 September 2013
It is your last chance to get on board and experience Bompas and Parr’s Tutti Frutti Boating Lake at Kew this summer. Grab an oar or sit back and enjoy a leisurely punt on the Palm House Pond. Be awed by the amazing giant pineapple sculpture, then venture inside it to discover a secret Banana Grotto..
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Last chance to see Rory McEwen The Colours of Reality
Now until Sunday 22 September 2013
Be sure to catch this stunning exhibition of botanical artworks, by renowned artist and musician Rory McEwen (1932 – 1982). This is the first time these works have been on show since 1988. McEwen was a leading light in the post-war folksong revival, and his guitar will be on show, alongside his hyper-realist watercolours, sculptures and film works. A supporting exhibition, Rory McEwen’s Legacy: Artists Influenced by him in the Shirley Sherwood Collection, will run until 15 January 2014.
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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding living collection of plants and world-class Herbarium as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world. Kew Gardens is a major international visitor attraction. Its landscaped 132 hectares and RBG Kew’s country estate, Wakehurst Place, attract over 1.5m visits every year. Kew was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009. Wakehurst Place is home to Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world. Kew receives approximately half its funding from Government through the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Further funding needed to support Kew’s vital work comes from donors, membership and commercial activity including ticket sales.
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