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29 October 2014

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.

Mechanical Chemical Machine

See how the brain reacts to different chemicals.

Event date: 
20 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 9.30am to 6pm
Event details: 
During Gardens opening hours. Gardens close at 4.15pm from 26 October.
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Secluded Garden Lawn

Pop-up Library

The Pop-up Library in the Orangery with books and comfy sofas

Visit our pop-up library in the Orangery to gain a greater knowledge of deadly and disgusting plants.

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 9.30am to 5pm
Event details: 
During Gardens opening hours. Gardens close at 4.15pm from 26 October.
Price: 

Including with entry price to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Orangery Restaurant

A Mind-altering World display

Coffee plants

Discover a themed display zone of mind-altering plants in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 9.30am to 5pm
Event details: 
From 26 October the Gardens close at 4pm.
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens

Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory

The Perils of Poisonous Plants Trail

Aconitum 'Bressingham Spire' Photo by Elizabeth Dauncey

Join our plant hunt to find poisonous plants around the Gardens

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Event details: 
Except Friday 24 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens

Venue: 

Kew Gardens

Face painting

Kew Gardens IncrEdibles - Family Fun - Face Painting

Face painting in Climbers and Creepers

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
18-19 October, 10.30am to 5pm; 24 October-2 November, 10.30am to 4pm
Price: 

£4 for one face and £7 for two faces. 

Venue: 

Climbers and Creepers

Guided tour: Know your trees

Indian Horse Chestnut. Summer

Enjoy a 90 minute ramble round Kew while learning easy ways to identify common trees.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 29 October 2014, 1pm to 2.30pm
Event details: 
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Price: 

£10 (You will also need to pay for entry to the Gardens)

Booking recommended as there is a limit of 12 people per tour

Please book by calling 020 8332 5604 or email tours@kew.org

Venue: 

Tour starts at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

The Dark Side of Plants Tour

White berries of Viscum album, the European mistletoe

Take a guided tour round Kew Gardens to find out some plants' deadly secrets.

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 30 October 2014, 12pm to 1pm
Event details: 
Register at the Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza, 15 minutes before the start time.
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Kew Gardens - register at the Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza

Inspired by Kew

Painting of Laelia tenebrosa

Visit the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art to see the paintings that inspired Dr Sherwood's world famous collection.

Event date: 
16 August 2014 to 1 February 2015
Event details: 
Open everyday except for Mondays
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

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
Event details: 
From 12 noon
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza

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