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15 August 2015

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

Star Plants

Discover interesting facts about the lives of spices, and what makes them spicy, at various locations around Kew Gardens during our summer spice festival.
Event date: 
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Event takes place in our glasshouses which open at 10am and close one hour before the Gardens' regular closing time
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Various locations

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

Spicy Food

Marshmallows on sale at the Christmas at Kew festival
Enjoy fruit-flavoured marshmallows and spicy, sweet or savoury crepes during our Full of Spice summer festival.
Event date: 
23 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Various dates until 6 September - see individual vendor's details
Price: 
Prices as advertised by vendor
Venue: 
Various locations around the Gardens

Strictly Spice

Come and watch an amazing dance troupe tell the history of spices through their song and dance.
Event date: 
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Orangery Lawn

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

Gin Garden

Refresh yourself with some spice-inspired No.3 London Dry Gin cocktails
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Weekends, banks holidays and lates during the festival, midday until 30 minutes before closing
Price: 
Drinks range from £3 for a soft drink to £7.50 for a gin cocktail
Venue: 
Van next to the Palm House pond

Dough Kitchen

Event date: 
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Amphitheatre beside the Princess of Wales Conservatory

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

Botanical afternoon tea at Museum No. 1

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones and a variety of teas to choose from, in the stunning surroundings of Kew Gardens.
Event date: 
1 August 2015 to 28 August 2015
Price: 
Various
Venue: 
Museum No. 1

16 August 2015

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

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 1 January 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

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
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