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26 October 2014

The Perils of Poisonous Plants Trail

Smedly Deadly on a bike - part of the interactive trail for Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival

Help save London from the evil plans of Smedley Deadly. Join this super fun interactive trail around the Gardens which ends in a hilarious live show.

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

Magical Mushrooms

Take part in our mushroom workshops.

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 11am to 1pm
Event details: 
Weekends only
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Secluded Garden Lawn

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

27 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

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

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

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