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5 October 2014

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 2014 to 23 December 2014
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

The School of Thought

 Economic Botany Collection bottled crude drugs

Enjoy a series of lively, thought provoking talks and discussions on specific mind-altering plants.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 10.30am to 4.15pm
Event details: 
Every Saturday and Sunday
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The School of Horticulture

Inspiring Kew

Coffea arabica from the Kew Collection

This exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will reveal how - from the creation of the original ‘physic’ garden in 1759 to its position today as a UNESCO World Heritage site and world-class research establishment - Kew has been a source of inspiration.

Event date: 
30 August 2014 to 1 February 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Event details: 
Everyday, except for Mondays.
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens. 

Venue: 

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Due to staff shortages, both the Shirley Sherwood Gallery and the Marianne North Gallery will be closed on Mondays until further notice. Please contact the galleries on 020 8332 3622 to confirm opening hours.

Plant Connoisseurs' Club

Secluded garden. Autumn.

Each weekend during the Intoxication Season at Kew, you can explore unfamiliar yet culturally significant plants consumed around the world in this interactive workshop run by architectural foodsmiths Bompas & Parr.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Sessions every Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Price: 

£5

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden glasshouse

The Botanical Bar

The Botanical Beverages Bar

Pick up a specially created drink from our pop-up garden bar

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 11am to 5.30pm
Event details: 
Every Saturday and Sunday
Price: 

Prices of drinks available at the bar.

The Dark Side of Plants Tour

Guided walking tour

Take a guided tour and discover the dangerous secrets hiding behind the exteriors of many beautiful of plants.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 30 October 2014, 1pm to 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza

Bright Club

Breathing Planet - Science

Finish the day off with some light entertainment as researchers, academics and plant-lovers take to the stage to tell you about their intoxicating work.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 5 October 2014, 3.30pm to 4pm
Event details: 
Sunday 21 September and 5 October
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory, film room

Mind-blowing Microscopy Exhibition

Fly Agaric mushroom

What does a mind-altering plant chemical look like?

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden Lawn

Mechanical Chemical Machine

Secluded garden. Autumn.

Get hands-on with this fun contraption to find out how consuming a plant chemical can change the way we behave.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden Lawn

Deadly and Disgusting Plant Hunt

Colourful but poisonous fruits of Euonymus europaeus

Track down a world of deadly plants in the Gardens.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 2 November 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Throughout the Gardens: See map

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