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Kew News - Storm damage at Kew Gardens

Sweet chestnut. Autumn
Mon, 2013-10-28 14:22

Due to severe weather Kew Gardens was closed on Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October. It is standard practice to close our sites in high winds as the safety of our visitors and staff is paramount.

Of approximately 14,000 trees at Kew, only 12 were lost, a dedicated team worked to clear fallen branches and debris around the site during the closure.

Wakehurst Place was open throughout the period. There were a small number of tree losses and other trees that lost branches, these were also cleared by the team.

Do you want to perform at Kew this Christmas?

Christmas choir 2011
Thu, 2013-10-03 14:54

We are inviting bands and choirs (adults or children) to perform 30 minute outdoor slots at the Gardens between 4.30pm and 8.30pm on selected nights during Christmas at Kew from the 26 November 2013 until 4 January 2014.

There is no performance fee but Kew will pay reasonable travel expenses and provide complimentary drinks.