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28 September 2014

Inspiring Kew

Coffea arabica from the Kew Collection

This exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will reveal how - from the creation of the original ‘physic’ garden in 1759 to its position today as a UNESCO World Heritage site and world-class research establishment - Kew has been a source of inspiration.

Event date: 
30 August 2014 to 1 February 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Event details: 
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Plant Connoisseurs' Club

Secluded garden. Autumn.

Explore unfamiliar yet culturally significant plants consumed around the world in this interactive workshop by architectural foodsmiths Bompas & Parr.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Sessions every Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Price: 

£5

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden glasshouse

The School of Thought

 Economic Botany Collection bottled crude drugs

Enjoy a series of lively, thought provoking talks and discussions on specific mind-altering plants.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 10.30am to 4.15pm
Event details: 
Every Saturday and Sunday
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The School of Horticulture

The Botanical Bar

The Botanical Beverages Bar

Pick up a specially created drink from our pop-up garden bar

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 12 October 2014, 11am to 5.30pm
Event details: 
Every Saturday and Sunday
Price: 

Prices of drinks available at the bar.

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, 1pm to 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

Guides' Desk, Victoria Plaza

Film Programme

Visitors inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Enjoy a range of topical documentaries throughout the festival, including films about magic mushrooms, betel nut and coca, as well as Kew’s work with coffee.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

The Princess of Wales Conservatory, Film Room

A Mind-altering World

Grass Garden with Princess of Wales Conservatory in the background

Explore this living display of mind-altering plants – from the everyday to the notorious – and discover their stories.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory, Themed Display Zone

Mind-blowing Microscopy Exhibition

Fly Agaric mushroom

What does a mind-altering plant chemical look like?

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden Lawn

Mechanical Chemical Machine

Secluded garden. Autumn.

Get hands-on with this fun contraption to find out how consuming a plant chemical can change the way we behave.

Event date: 
20 September 2014 to 13 October 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The Secluded Garden Lawn

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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