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Past festivals and events at Kew Gardens

Science Festival 2016

Kew Science Festival 2016 artwork

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

Chocolate Sensations 2016

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

 


Orchids

Sugar and spice orchid hybrid <i>Phalaenopsis</i> from Kew's Orchid Festival<br>

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

Overall winner

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

IGPOTY 2016

 


Kew the Music

The audience enjoying their picnics while listening to Chas and Dave. Photo by Andrew McRobb

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 outside the Kew Palace

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

Write on Kew 2015 side promo image

Kew's literary festival, which 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 will be returning to Kew in the autumn.

Sign up for more information

 


Christmas at Kew

The illuminated trial of Christmas at Kew 2013

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

Christmas 2015

 

 

The Hive at Kew

The Hive promotional image

multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination.

Gift tickets

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