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    Handmade at Kew Browse original jewellery, glassware, ceramics, furniture and more at our contemporary craft event on 6–9 October 2016.
  • Fungi in autumn
    Meet the experts tour Take a guided tour behind the scenes with Kew Horticulture and Kew Science. Every Tuesday.
  • The Hive at Kew Gardens
    The Hive A multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination.
  • Silouette of a witch flying over the Palm House at halloween
    Halloween Explorer tour Discover the spooks and spectres hiding in the shadows at Kew this Halloween.

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30 October 2016

Celebrating Capability Brown's 300th birthday

Rhododendron Dell. Summer
To celebrate the 300th birthday of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Kew is holding a series of walks and tours looking at some of the areas of the Gardens he created.
Event date: 
27 October 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

The Hive explained

The Hive at Kew Gardens artist impression
Meet our specially trained ‘Hive Explainers’ who will be on hand to enhance your journey through this unique structure.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Hive

Bee Friendly Sundays

Bermondsey Street Honey
Every Sunday between July and October we will be joined by fellow bee enthusiasts who will talk about their amazing bee related projects.
Event date: 
3 July 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Hive

Daily walking tours: autumn 2016

Get an introduction to the Gardens on a themed tour. Explore Kew's unique tree collection and admire the autumnal reds, yellows and oranges as you wander through the arboretum.
Event date: 
1 October 2016 to 30 November 2016
Event details: 
Tours take place at various times throughout the day.
Price: 
Free with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Introduction to the Gardens

A guide leads a tour through one of Kew's glasshouses
Get an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Every day of the year except 24 and 25 December.
Event date: 
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Event details: 
Daily at 11am and 1.30pm - tours last one hour
Price: 

FREE with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 
Tours start and finish at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

Ghosts, myths and oddities Explorer Halloween tour

Silouette of a witch flying over the Palm House at halloween
Explore the quirkier side of Kew on our Explorer land train discovering the spooks and spectres hiding in the corners of Kew Gardens.
Event date: 
22 October 2016 to 31 October 2016
Price: 
£5 per person. A separate ticket for entry to the Gardens will also need to be purchased.
Venue: 
Kew Explorer

31 October 2016

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Gallery visitors enjoyed looking at Lucy's artwork.
A year's course leading to the Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration. The 2016/17 programme begins in September 2016
Event date: 
5 September 2016 to 28 July 2017
Price: 

Certificate fee: £3000 (£2800 Concessions, Friends).
Deposit payable on enrolment: £500.
Maximum capacity 10 places

Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Pollination Trail

Bee on daisy
Follow a trail round the Gardens to learn about pollen and its relationship with bees and plants.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 23 December 2016
Price: 
Included in admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Intermediate botanical illustration: October 2016

Take a course at Kew Gardens to learn botanical illustration for beginners
This course explores a variety of illustration techniques, including pen and ink and watercolour. It is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.
Event date: 
31 October 2016 to 11 November 2016
Event details: 
A 10-day course held on weekdays over a fortnight. There is no weekend tuition.
Price: 

Course fee: £750 (£695 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Deposit payable on enrolment: £150
15 places available

Flora Japonica exhibition

Acer Palmatum by Kyoko Ohara
An exhibition celebrating the richness of Japanese native flora and its influence on horticulture in the west.
Event date: 
17 September 2016 to 5 March 2017
Event details: 
No booking necessary (except for guided tours)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Daily walking tours: autumn 2016

Get an introduction to the Gardens on a themed tour. Explore Kew's unique tree collection and admire the autumnal reds, yellows and oranges as you wander through the arboretum.
Event date: 
1 October 2016 to 30 November 2016
Event details: 
Tours take place at various times throughout the day.
Price: 
Free with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Introduction to the Gardens

A guide leads a tour through one of Kew's glasshouses
Get an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Every day of the year except 24 and 25 December.
Event date: 
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Event details: 
Daily at 11am and 1.30pm - tours last one hour
Price: 

FREE with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 
Tours start and finish at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

Ghosts, myths and oddities Explorer Halloween tour

Silouette of a witch flying over the Palm House at halloween
Explore the quirkier side of Kew on our Explorer land train discovering the spooks and spectres hiding in the corners of Kew Gardens.
Event date: 
22 October 2016 to 31 October 2016
Price: 
£5 per person. A separate ticket for entry to the Gardens will also need to be purchased.
Venue: 
Kew Explorer

Ancient oaks in the English landscape

Photo of Jodrell Wolfson Wing
Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture
Event date: 
31 October 2016 to 31 October 2016
Price: 

Entry £2 on the door

Venue: 

Jodrell lecture theatre

1 November 2016

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Gallery visitors enjoyed looking at Lucy's artwork.
A year's course leading to the Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration. The 2016/17 programme begins in September 2016
Event date: 
5 September 2016 to 28 July 2017
Price: 

Certificate fee: £3000 (£2800 Concessions, Friends).
Deposit payable on enrolment: £500.
Maximum capacity 10 places

Venue: 
Kew Gardens
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