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9 August 2015

Discover Kew - Spice Stories

Piper nigrum (black pepper) illustration
Download the Discover Kew mobile app to hear the stories behind some of our most popular spices.
Event date: 
1 June 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Various locations
Price: 

No additional cost

Rangoli workshops

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Saturdays and Sundays only
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Climbers and Creepers tents

Spice up your life: hands-on sessions

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Drop-in sessions on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (some exclusions apply)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Spice Exchange

Exhibition: Kew's Heritage Trees by Masumi Yamanaka

A stunning exhibition of paintings of Kew’s Heritage Trees by Masumi Yamanaka on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
Event date: 
21 February 2015 to 9 August 2015
Event details: 
Everyday except Mondays. From 29 March the exhibition will close at 5.30pm.
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.

Spicy Food

Marshmallows on sale at the Christmas at Kew festival
Enjoy fruit-flavoured marshmallows and spicy, sweet or savoury crepes during our Full of Spice summer festival.
Event date: 
23 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Various dates until 6 September - see individual vendor's details
Price: 
Prices as advertised by vendor
Venue: 
Various locations around the Gardens

Strictly Spice

Come and watch an amazing dance troupe tell the history of spices through their song and dance.
Event date: 
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Orangery Lawn

Rickshaws

Full of Spice mocked up image of rickshaw ride
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Last ride 4.40pm
Price: 
£8.50 per ride - advance booking only, 2 people per rickshaw, and rides last approximately 20 minutes

Gin Garden

Refresh yourself with some spice-inspired No.3 London Dry Gin cocktails
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Weekends, banks holidays and lates during the festival, midday until 30 minutes before closing
Price: 
Drinks range from £3 for a soft drink to £7.50 for a gin cocktail
Venue: 
Van next to the Palm House pond

Dough Kitchen

Event date: 
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Amphitheatre beside the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Spice Mix Super-Computer 2.0

Combine spices using our Super-Computer to create your own personal blend, and take it home, as part of our summer spice festival.
Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Drop-in and first come, first served
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Secluded Garden site

Botanical afternoon tea at Museum No. 1

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones and a variety of teas to choose from, in the stunning surroundings of Kew Gardens.
Event date: 
1 August 2015 to 28 August 2015
Price: 
Various
Venue: 
Museum No. 1

Spicy Sunday music sessions

Come and enjoy an afternoon of music and fun at the Spice Exchange
Event date: 
24 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Two half-hour sessions every Sunday at 2.30-3pm and 3.30-4pm
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Spice Exchange
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