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Past festivals and events at Kew Gardens

Science Festival 2016

Fun, hands-on experiments and lively demonstrations for all ages. A chance to discover the cutting-edge research done at Kew and to hear world-class scientists explain how their work is changing our understanding of plants around the globe.

Science Festival 2016

Full of Spice 2015

A fun look at spices, their uses, and where they come from.

Full of Spice 2015

Annual Festivals

Easter at Kew

A programme full of family-friendly events and activities - that in 2016 explored the story of chocolate and our love of this sweet treat.

Chocolate Sensations 2016



Every year Kew brings some tropical colour to winter with its annual orchids festival. The spectacular display is found in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and runs for a month during February and March.

Orchids festival 2016

International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

The International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition showcases the winners and runners-up from this annual competition.



Kew the Music

Kew the Music is our annual festival of summer concerts renowned for their magical and relaxed atmosphere in Kew Gardens.

Details of 2016 concerts


Kew the Movies

Kew the Movies is our annual summertime open-air cinema which shows a selection of classic films in the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

Read more about Kew the Movies


Write on Kew

Kew's literary festival took place for the first time in 2015, hosting around 80 events across various genres and introducing many new authors as well as well-loved favourites. The festival returned to Kew in September 2016 with four days of talks and events with a stellar line-up of speakers from Carol Ann Duffy to Monty Don.

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Handmade at Kew

Shop for original handmade gifts, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, furniture and much more at Kew's international contemporary craft event, Handmade at Kew.

Last held on 6-9 October 2016.


Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew is our annual festive fun for all the family.

Christmas 2016



The Hive at Kew

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multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination.

Gift tickets

Give someone the perfect present of a day out at Kew Gardens or Wakehurst.