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    Kew the movies Join us for our open air cinema, located outside
    Kew Palace.
  • Write on Kew 2016
    Write on Kew 2016 Our literary festival returns on 22-25 September 2016, with a line-up of over 70 authors.
  • The Hive at Kew Gardens
    The Hive A multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination.
  • Runners in front of Kew's Palm House
    Richmond Runfest Join the only Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k to run inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. On 18 September 2016.
  • Early opening for Friends Enjoy the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.

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17 September 2016

Flora Japonica exhibition

Acer Palmatum by Kyoko Ohara
An exhibition celebrating the richness of Japanese native flora and its influence on horticulture in the west.
Event date: 
17 September 2016 to 5 March 2017
Event details: 
No booking necessary (except for guided tours)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Saturdays in the Garden with Joe Archer

Joe Archer
On the third Saturday of each month, between June and October, Kew horticulturist Joe Archer will be giving talks about the Kitchen Garden and pollination.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 15 October 2016
Event details: 
Garden Talks take place at 11am, 2pm, Pollination Talks talk place at 12noon and 3pm
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens. No booking necessary
Venue: 
Kitchen Garden

Pollination Trail

Bee on daisy
Follow a trail round the Gardens to learn about pollen and its relationship with bees and plants.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 23 December 2016
Price: 
Included in admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Bee films

Bees forage for Nigella pollen
Gain an insight into the lives of bees with these short films telling the story of bees.
Event date: 
2 July 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Princess of Wales Conservatory film room

Georgian cookery demonstrations

Children watching georgian cookery demonstrations in the Kew Palace kitchens.
Find out what type of food King George III was eating during his time at Kew Palace at these drop-in cookery demonstrations in Kew Palace kitchens.
Event date: 
28 May 2016 to 2 October 2016
Event details: 
Various dates between 28 May and 2 October
Price: 
Drop-in – no payment or booking needed
Venue: 
Kew Palace kitchens

Georgian cookery demonstrations

Children watching georgian cookery demonstrations in the Kew Palace kitchens.
Find out what type of food King George III was eating during his time at Kew Palace at these drop-in cookery demonstrations in Kew Palace kitchens.
Event date: 
28 May 2016 to 2 October 2016
Event details: 
Various dates between 28 May and 2 October
Price: 
Drop-in – no payment or booking needed
Venue: 
Kew Palace kitchens

Open House London

The spiral staircase inside one of several wings within the vast Herbarium storage building
This year, as part of Open House London, Kew is opening the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives as well as the Tropical Nursery. Visitors will get the chance to take a look behind the scenes at areas not usually open to the public and to meet our staff for a fascinating insight into our work.
Event date: 
17 September 2016 to 18 September 2016
Price: 

Free – entry to the Gardens is not included

Venue: 
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archvies and Tropical Nursery

The Hive explained

The Hive at Kew Gardens artist impression
Meet our specially trained ‘Hive Explainers’ who will be on hand to enhance your journey through this unique structure.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Hive

Daily walking tours

Bees forage for Nigella pollen
Themed tours will take place at various times throughout the day. Get an introduction to the Gardens, learn about plants and their pollinators or discover the Great Broad Walk Borders.
Event date: 
1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Meet at the Information Desk at Victoria Gate Plaza

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 31 December 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

18 September 2016

Early opening for Friends 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy Kew Gardens before the gates open to all
Event date: 
1 May 2016 to 30 September 2016
Event details: 
8-10am, 1 May to 30 September 2016 (except 9 and 10 May)
Price: 
Free, exclusive to Friends of Kew and their normal complement of free guest/children
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Richmond Runfest: Kew 10K

Richmond Runfest, Kew Gardens
A very special opportunity to break all the rules and run in the gorgeous surroundings of Kew Gardens.
Event date: 
18 September 2016 to 18 September 2016

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Gallery visitors enjoyed looking at Lucy's artwork.
A year's course leading to the Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration. The 2016/17 programme begins in September 2016
Event date: 
5 September 2016 to 28 July 2017
Event details: 
Exact times to be confirmed
Price: 

Certificate fee: £3000 (£2800 Concessions, Friends).
Deposit payable on enrolment: £500.
Maximum capacity 10 places

Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Flora Japonica exhibition

Acer Palmatum by Kyoko Ohara
An exhibition celebrating the richness of Japanese native flora and its influence on horticulture in the west.
Event date: 
17 September 2016 to 5 March 2017
Event details: 
No booking necessary (except for guided tours)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Bee Friendly Sundays

Bermondsey Street Honey
Every Sunday between July and October we will be joined by fellow bee enthusiasts who will talk about their amazing bee related projects.
Event date: 
3 July 2016 to 18 September 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Hive
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