Things to do at Kew in January

Make the most of the snow at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place this new year.  See art meet science in the Art of Plant Evolution exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery.

08 Jan 2010

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A group of people throwing snowballs at Kew Gardens

Have fun in the snow at Kew Gardens

Play in the snow

Make a visit to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst Place this new year and make the most of the snow!

Experience unique views of Kew's iconic landscape and buildings, get inspired by our visitors magnificent snow creations and add your own snow objects to our wonderful collection.

There's plenty of snow to go around.

Location - Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place

Tickets - Adults £13, Concessions £11, Children (under 17 yrs) FREE

Art meets science in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery

As botanical art enjoys a renaissance, recent genetic discoveries are changing the naming system and evolutionary sequence of many plants.

In the Art of Plant Evolution exhibition at Kew Gardens, each plant species on display is illustrated with a painting chosen from over 700 contemporary works in the Shirley Sherwood Collection. Together, these works display a sampling of the plant world, from fungi to daisies, including algae, mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants.

Including 136 paintings by 84 artists, the Art of Plant Evolution exhibition provides a sweeping overview of the evolution of plants on earth. 

Location - Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens

Tickets - Free to Garden visitors

Kew Books - The Art of Plant Evolution by Dr Shirley Sherwood and Professor John Kress of the Smithsonian accompanies this exhibition. 

The International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

This fantastic exhibition brings beautiful and inspiring garden photography to an outdoor display at Wakehurst Place, Kew's sister garden in West Sussex.

Showcasing the finalists and winners of the second annual International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, the exhibition returns following great success last year.

The overall winner of the 2009 competition was Jonathan Berman, for his photo titled In Tresco Abbey Gardens. The judges said: "What struck us immediately about this picture was its dreamlike quality."

Loacation - Wakehurst Place 

Tickets - Adults £10, Children (under 17 yrs) FREE

Talk - Birds, Rainforests & Coffee

Find out the 'real cost' of the 30,000 cups of coffee that we drink on the planet every second. And hear Dr Derek Thomas talk about the connections between carbon, birds, the destruction of rainforests and how we can drink safer and tastier coffee.

Location - Kew Gardens

Date & Time - 7pm, 28 January 2010

Tickets - £5

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