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    The Hive A multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination.
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29 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

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

Drawing trees: September 2016

A magnificent chestnut oak tree (<em>Quercus prinus</em>) growing at Kew Gardens.
A new one-day course on drawing trees, using a variety of materials and techniques.
Event date: 
29 September 2016 to 29 September 2016
Price: 
Course fee: £70
(£60 concessions, Friends of Kew)
15 places available
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

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

BE play ONE live at The Hive

Be play One
Following a summer of critically acclaimed performances at festivals including Glastonbury, Caught by the River Thames Festival and Blue Dot, BE will perform ONE in The Hive alongside over 40,000 bees from a beehive in Kew Gardens.
Event date: 
28 September 2016 to 29 September 2016
Event details: 
A second performance will take place at 8pm
Price: 
Adults (aged 18 and over): Upper Level £35, Lower Level £30
No under 18s admitted
Advance booking only
Venue: 
The Hive – entry via Elizabeth Gate

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

30 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

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

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
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