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26 November 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 3.45pm
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.

Wartime tour of the Gardens

Gain an insight into Kew's fascinating wartime history, through the sites, plants and people who were involved.

Event date: 
1 November 2014 to 30 November 2014, 12pm to 1pm
Event details: 
Daily during November (2014 to 2018)
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Tours start at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

Christmas at Kew

The Palm House lit up in pink light

New for 2014, this glittering night-time trail includes a garden of fire, Tunnel of Lights, sparkling giant snowflakes, Santa’s Snowflake Grotto and much more, making it the perfect Christmas experience.

Event date: 
26 November 2014 to 3 January 2015, 5pm to 10pm
Event details: 
5pm to 10pm (Closed on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24 and 25 December 2014). Timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm.
Venue: 

Main entrance - Victoria Gate. Tickets with pre-paid parking - entrance at Brentford Gate. Entry price excludes Santa’s Snowflake Grotto and rides.

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

27 November 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

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 3.45pm
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.

Wartime tour of the Gardens

Gain an insight into Kew's fascinating wartime history, through the sites, plants and people who were involved.

Event date: 
1 November 2014 to 30 November 2014, 12pm to 1pm
Event details: 
Daily during November (2014 to 2018)
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Tours start at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

Shirley Sherwood Exhibition Tour - FULLY BOOKED

Join Dr Shirley Sherwood for a tour around the two current exhibitions ‘Inspiring Kew’ and ‘Inspired by Kew’ at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Event date: 
27 Nov 2014, 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens, booking required due to limited space. Please contact the gallery on 0208 332 3622 or shirleysherwoodgallery@kew.org to book a place.

Venue: 

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Christmas at Kew

The Palm House lit up in pink light

New for 2014, this glittering night-time trail includes a garden of fire, Tunnel of Lights, sparkling giant snowflakes, Santa’s Snowflake Grotto and much more, making it the perfect Christmas experience.

Event date: 
26 November 2014 to 3 January 2015, 5pm to 10pm
Event details: 
5pm to 10pm (Closed on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24 and 25 December 2014). Timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm.
Venue: 

Main entrance - Victoria Gate. Tickets with pre-paid parking - entrance at Brentford Gate. Entry price excludes Santa’s Snowflake Grotto and rides.

Remarkable Plants that shaped our world

Helen and William Bynum talk about how much humans rely on plants for their existence in everything from food and medicine, to clothing and shelter.

Event date: 
27 Nov 2014, 7pm to 8.15pm
Price: 

£5 (£4 Friends of Kew)

Venue: 

Jodrell Lecture Theatre

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