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Our courses are perfect for those looking to start botanical illustration, gardening or photography.

If you want to improve your skills, try one of our specialist courses. Our experts can show you how to:

  • capture the essence of a plant through botanical illustration
  • make better plant selections and prepare your plot for planting
  • work on your composition to produce beautiful nature photography
Michael Warren, one of the speakers at the 10th igpoty exhibition
26 February 2017, 11.30am to 12pm
Kew will be holding a series of talks during the IGPOTY exhibition. The talks on 26 February and 12 March will be by Michael Warren.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Different techniques for botanical illustration
27 February 2017 to 10 March 2017, 10.30am to 4.30pm
A 10-day course providing an opportunity to work with Kew's botanical illustrators.
Course Fee: £750 (£695 Concessions, Friends of Kew) Deposit payable on enrolment: £150 (maximum capacity 15 places)
Photo of Jodrell Wolfson Wing
27 February 2017, 6pm to 7pm
Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture

£2 entry

Lee Acaster, overall winner of the 10th igpoty competition
5 March 2017, 11.30am to 12pm
Kew will be holding a series of talks during the IGPOTY exhibition. The talk on 5 March will be by Lee Acaster, overall winner of this year's competition .
Included with entry to the Gardens
Photo of Jodrell Wolfson Wing
6 March 2017, 6pm to 7pm
Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture

£2 entry

Wedding couple at Wakehurst (photo: CJ Visual Studios)
11 March 2017, 10am to 5.30pm
Why not hold your wedding in the unique surroundings of Wakehurst with its elegant Elizabethan Mansion surrounded by vast impressive grounds.
Free to newly engaged couples
Michael Warren, one of the speakers at the 10th igpoty exhibition
12 March 2017, 11.30am to 12pm
Kew will be holding a series of talks during the IGPOTY exhibition. The talks on 26 February and 12 March will be by Michael Warren.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Photo of Jodrell Wolfson Wing
13 March 2017, 6pm to 7pm
Kew Mutual Improvement Society student lectures

£2 entry

Photo of Jodrell Wolfson Wing
20 March 2017, 6pm
Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture

Fundraising lecture £8 entry

Image showing 'Walking the Avenue of the Baobabs'
25 May 2017 to 26 May 2017, 9am to 5pm
Join scientists and policymakers to take stock of the world's plant diversity and abundance.
Registration £150



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Adult short course brochure

Adult education brochure spring/summer 2017

Choose from a variety of short courses including iPad Art, creative writing, badger watching and planning a herb garden.