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28 October 2014

The Perils of Poisonous Plants Trail

Smedly Deadly on a bike - part of the interactive trail for Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival

Help save London from the evil plans of Smedley Deadly. Join this super fun interactive trail around the Gardens which ends in a hilarious live show.

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Event details: 
Except Friday 24 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens

Venue: 

Kew Gardens

Face painting

Kew Gardens IncrEdibles - Family Fun - Face Painting

Face painting in Climbers and Creepers

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 2 November 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
18-19 October, 10.30am to 5pm; 24 October-2 November, 10.30am to 4pm
Price: 

£4 for one face and £7 for two faces. 

Venue: 

Climbers and Creepers

The Dark Side of Plants Tour

White berries of Viscum album, the European mistletoe

Take a guided tour round Kew Gardens to find out some plants' deadly secrets.

Event date: 
18 October 2014 to 30 October 2014, 12pm to 1pm
Event details: 
Register at the Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza, 15 minutes before the start time.
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Kew Gardens - register at the Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza

Who's in the tree that shouldn't be?

Children's book 'who's in the tree that shouldn't be?'

Hear Craig Shuttleworth reading from his book 'Who's in the tree that shouldn't be' for children aged 3 and up.

Event date: 
28 Oct 2014, 2pm to 3.30pm
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

White Peaks

Spoonful of science expert's talks

Breathing Planet - Science

Find out about Kew's science work from its experts.

Event date: 
28 Oct 2014, 2pm to 2.30pm
Price: 

Included with entry price to the Gardens

Venue: 

Cacti zone in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Poisonous plants: the dark side of beauty

Yew (Taxus baccata), photo by Elizabeth Dauncey

Come and find out how Kew are involved in the world of poisonous plants, from identifying them to what to do if you accidentally eat one.

Event date: 
28 Oct 2014, 7pm to 8pm
Price: 

£5 (£4 Friends of Kew)

To book please email adulted@kew.org with your contact telephone number or call 0208 332 5626

Venue: 

Jodrell Lecture Theatre (accessed via Jodrell Gate on Kew Road from 6.30pm)

Inspired by Kew

Painting of Laelia tenebrosa

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

Event date: 
16 August 2014 to 1 February 2015
Event details: 
Open everyday except for Mondays
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

The Dark Side of Plants Tour

Guided walking tour

Take a guided tour and discover the dangerous secrets hiding behind the exteriors of many beautiful of plants.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 30 October 2014
Event details: 
From 12 noon
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza

29 October 2014

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 2014 to 23 December 2014
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

Deadly and Disgusting Plant Hunt

Colourful but poisonous fruits of Euonymus europaeus

Track down a world of deadly plants in the Gardens.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 2 November 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Throughout the Gardens: See map

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