KMIS Horticultural Lecture Series
KMIS lectures run on Monday evenings from September - March each year, and are open to the general public. They cover a wide range of topics of horticultural and botanical interest.
The Kew Mutual Improvement Society was established in 1871 under the auspices of Joseph Dalton Hooker. The Society programmed a season of horticultural lectures for the benefit of student gardeners at Kew.
Lecture seasons have occurred annually since the inception of the KMIS. Initially, events were only open to Kew students and staff, but more recently have become open to the public.
Each season begins in September and runs until Easter the following year. The evenings commence at 6.00pm Monday evenings in the Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Lectures are preceded by short items of interest given by Kew staff and students, and members of the public. The main lecture generally last 40 to 45 minutes. Recent speakers have included Roy Lancaster, Matthew Biggs and Glyn Jones, Head Gardener of Hidcote Manor Garden.
Please note we are unable to take advance bookings for lectures. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the evening.
We hope you will be able to join us!
Team members 2012/13 season
Susan O'Brien (Treasurer).
Contacting the Kew Mutual Improvement Society
We welcome your views. If you have any comments or queries please contact us at:
KMIS (Kew Mutual Improvement Society)
c/o School of Horticulture
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
We regret that we cannot enter into correspondence regarding horticultural queries.
Please note also that this year's schedule is full, so we are unable to accept any further offers of lectures.
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