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Inspired by Kew

16 August 2014 to 1 February 2015

Visit the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art to see the paintings that inspired Dr Sherwood's world famous collection.

Event details: 
Open everyday except for Mondays

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art


Included with entry to the Gardens

Painting of Laelia tenebrosa

Pandora Sellar's Laelia tenebrosa

Dr Sherwood’s passion for botanical art and her connection to Kew started at the age of 13 after her first visit to the Herbarium. Paintings that inspired her collection will be on display in the gallery from 16 August 2014. 

Pandora Sellar’s Laelia tenebrosa, the first botanical watercolour that Dr. Sherwood bought from Kew Gardens Gallery in 1990 will be on display alongside other works purchased from Kew and from some of the artists she sought out on her travels around the world.

Christmas shop

Browse a lovely selection of cards and gifts in Kew's online shop.

Pretty illustrated Christmas scene by Lucy Loveheart sold in Kew's online shop

Course: Orchids for Beginners

Join us on this one-day beginners' course on 18 February 2015 to learn how to grow beautiful orchids in your own home.

A selection of photos of orchids from Kew's 2013 Orchid Festival