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3 September 2015

Kew Cabinet of Curiosities

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
During Gallery opening hours
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Marianne North Gallery

Early opening for Friends: Extended until Friday 2 October

The Lake and Sackler Crossing
What better start to the day than an invigorating walk or a refreshing morning stroll in the Gardens? With exclusive out-of-hours access to the Gardens, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and vast open spaces before the gates open to the public.
Event date: 
29 June 2015 to 2 October 2015
Event details: 
Monday to Friday only. Entry/exit via Victoria Gate only
Price: 

Friends of Kew only (free) who may also bring their normal complement of family guest/children at no extra charge. No additional paying guests. No booking required – just bring your membership card with you to gain free entry for you and your family guest/children (where applicable). 

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

Star Plants

Discover interesting facts about the lives of spices, and what makes them spicy, at various locations around Kew Gardens during our summer spice festival.
Event date: 
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
Event takes place in our glasshouses which open at 10am and close one hour before the Gardens' regular closing time
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Various locations

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

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

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

Meet Kew's experts

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 3 September 2015
Event details: 
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Spice Exchange

Casablanca (cert PG)

Come and enjoy a picnic on a late summer's evening in Kew Gardens, as you shed a tear to the classic love story 'Casablanca'.
Event date: 
3 September 2015 to 3 September 2015
Price: 
Various
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

4 September 2015

Giant spices

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Event details: 
During Gardens opening hours
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
West side of the Princess of Wales Conservatory

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 1 January 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

Full of Spice tours

Ginger (Zingiber) on the Chinese medicinal trail

Join us on a guided tour for a fascinating look at Kew's spicy plants. Find out how spices grow and how they get from the garden to the kitchen. Tours take place daily at noon and 2pm and last one hour.

Event date: 
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Tours start from Victoria Plaza
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