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    Kew the movies Join us for our open air cinema, located outside
    Kew Palace.
  • Salvia uliginosa
    Plant of the month tour Take a guided tour behind the scenes with Kew Horticulture and Kew Science. Every Tuesday.
  • The Dream Fairies. Adventure through bubble land
    The Dream Fairies Interactive theatre production for younger children. Wednesdays to Sundays 30 July to 28 August 2016.
  • The Wind in the Willows live theatre at Kew
    The Wind in the Willows Live theatre production for children from Wednesdays to Sundays 23 July to 28 August 2016.
  • The Great Broad Walk Borders
    Celebration Weekends Join us on 27 to 29 August for a long weekend of activities exploring the beauty of the borders.
  • 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.
  • Margaret Mee Don't miss the exhibition from this pioneering artist running until 29 August 2016 in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
  • Early opening for Friends Enjoy the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.

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23 August 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

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

Captured at Kew photography exhibition

A chance to see some of the most beautiful pictures taken at Kew from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
Event date: 
28 May 2016 to 4 September 2016
Event details: 
The exhibition runs during Garden opening hours
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The area outside the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art and the Marianne North Gallery

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

Plant of the month tour: August 2016

Bog sage (Salvia uliginosa)
Hear fascinating facts about a different plant or fungus each month, including its history, horticulture and biology. August tours will feature salvias.
Event date: 
2 August 2016 to 30 August 2016
Event details: 
Tours take place on TUESDAYS only. There is a second tour from 2.30pm to 4pm.
Price: 
Adults £5; Friends of Kew £4; Children £1; NB: Tickets do not include entry to the Gardens, which must be purchased separately.
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

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

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
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