Start@Kew, a fun-filled interactive family eco-extravaganza!
Start, an initiative by HRH The Prince of Wales to inspire the UK public to take simple steps towards achieving more sustainable living, is delighted to announce Start@Kew, a five day event at Kew Gardens full of simple ideas to get you started.
22 Jul 2011
Celebrate sustainable living at Kew Gardens this summer. One simple step can make a difference.
What is Start@Kew?
Start@Kew will give visitors simple sustainable living ideas that they can start doing to make a difference. This family event will inspire people with sustainable ideas they can start on right now. The event will have entertainment, playful discovery and an entrepreneurial spirit.
I promise to start cycling again and avoid using the car for local journeys. Anyway, you can get a better view into folks’ gardens from a bike!Alan Titchmarsh
Events and activities
Set within the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens, visitors will be able to access Start@Kew, along with everything else Kew has to offer, for the general Kew admission price. Start@Kew will be located on a magnificent site between Kew Palace and the Orangery, will be bursting with kids and family activities, a performance area, exhibits, demonstrations and interactive experiences that show the proven benefits of using fewer resources such as energy, water, food, fuel and materials.
Joey Tabone, CEO of Start, says: “The gorgeous environment of Kew and its connection with the natural world is the perfect setting for inspiring people. Everyone who comes to Kew at the end of August will be guaranteed a stimulating and memorable family day out – and of course a great Start experience that will be truly inspirational.”
Professor Angela McFarlane, Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, says, “We are delighted to be working with Start to welcome the festival to the Gardens. This partnership reflects Kew’s mission to use plant-based solutions to mitigate the effects of environmental change and to help each and every one of us to understand how we can make a start at living more sustainably.”
- Date: 25-29 August 2011
- Location: Kew Gardens (how to find us)
Price: Free with admission to the gardens (£13.90 for adults, £11.90 concessions, and children go free).
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