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    Spice up your life Smell, taste and explore your way around our summer festival
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    Spend an evening at Kew Join us for an evening of cocktails and spices in the Gardens for our Full of Spice Lates
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    Bring on the summer! Kew the Music returns this July with a great line up artists
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    First events announced Tickets on sale now for authors including Louis de Bernières, Jacqueline Wilson and Max Hastings
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    Kew's outdoor cinema Join us for classic films in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens
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17 July 2015

Early opening for Friends

The Lake and Sackler Crossing
What better start to the day than an invigorating walk or a refreshing morning stroll in the Gardens? With exclusive out-of-hours access to the Gardens, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and vast open spaces before the gates open to the public.
Event date: 
29 June 2015 to 4 September 2015
Event details: 
Monday to Friday only
Price: 

Friends of Kew only (free) who may also bring their normal complement of family guest/children at no extra charge. No additional paying guests. No booking required – just bring your membership card with you to gain free entry for you and your family guest/children (where applicable). 

Exhibition: Kew's Heritage Trees by Masumi Yamanaka

A stunning exhibition of paintings of Kew’s Heritage Trees by Masumi Yamanaka on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
Event date: 
21 February 2015 to 9 August 2015
Event details: 
Everyday except Mondays. From 29 March the exhibition will close at 5.30pm.
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.

Discover Kew - Spice Stories

Piper nigrum (black pepper) illustration
Download the Discover Kew mobile app to hear the stories behind some of our most popular spices.
Event date: 
1 June 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Various locations
Price: 

No additional cost

Rickshaws

Full of Spice mocked up image of rickshaw ride
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Last ride 4.40pm
Price: 
£8.50 per ride - advance booking only, 2 people per rickshaw, and rides last approximately 20 minutes

Spice Mix Super-Computer 2.0

Combine spices using our Super-Computer to create your own personal blend, and take it home, as part of our summer spice festival.
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Drop-in and first come, first served
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Secluded Garden site

Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden tour

Join us on a guided tour of the BBC's Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden to find out what's growing there and how it can be used in your favourite recipes.
Event date: 
21 March 2015 to 26 July 2015
Event details: 
Every Friday at 2.30pm and every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 3pm
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens. No booking necessary. Meet at the Kew On A Plate Kitchen Garden
Venue: 
Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden

18 July 2015

Full of Spice tours

Ginger (Zingiber) on the Chinese medicinal trail

Join us on a guided tour for a fascinating look at Kew's spicy plants. Find out how spices grow and how they get from the garden to the kitchen. Tours take place daily at noon and 2pm and last one hour.

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Tours start from Victoria Plaza

Kew Cabinet of Curiosities

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
During Gallery opening hours
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Marianne North Gallery

Giant spices

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
During Gardens opening hours
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
West side of the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Spicy Saturdays

Aerial shot of hundreds of sacks of medicinal herbs and spices in China
Join us for a fascinating look at how spices were brought across continents and oceans, arriving in the West to spice up our recipes and for use in medicines.
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 12 September 2015
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Spice Exchange

The Spice Exchange

Piper nigrum (black pepper) mixed peppercorns
Join us for entertaining stories about the early spice traders and the routes they took to bring spices to the West. These events take place on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July and August.
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 15 August 2015
Event details: 
Drop-in sessions at different times during the festival period
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Outside the north end of the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Exhibition: Kew's Heritage Trees by Masumi Yamanaka

A stunning exhibition of paintings of Kew’s Heritage Trees by Masumi Yamanaka on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
Event date: 
21 February 2015 to 9 August 2015
Event details: 
Everyday except Mondays. From 29 March the exhibition will close at 5.30pm.
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.

Discover Kew - Spice Stories

Piper nigrum (black pepper) illustration
Download the Discover Kew mobile app to hear the stories behind some of our most popular spices.
Event date: 
1 June 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Various locations
Price: 

No additional cost

Rangoli workshops

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Saturdays and Sundays only
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Climbers and Creepers tents

Spice up your life: hands-on sessions

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Drop-in sessions on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (some exclusions apply)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Spice Exchange
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