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  • Write on Kew 2016
    Write on Kew 2016 Our literary festival returns on 22-25 September 2016, with a line-up of over 70 authors.
  • Be play one at the hive image
    The Hive Lates BE, the musicians who created ONE, the soundtrack to The Hive installation, will be performing live at Kew. 28 and 29 September 2016.
  • Handmade at Kew 2016
    Handmade at Kew Browse original jewellery, glassware, ceramics, furniture and more at our contemporary craft event on 6–9 October 2016.
  • Pumpkin in Kew's Kitchen Garden
    Plant of the month tour Take a guided tour behind the scenes with Kew Horticulture and Kew Science. Every Tuesday.
  • The Hive at Kew Gardens
    The Hive A multi-sensory experience, exploring bees and pollination.
  • Early morning by the Palm House
    Early opening for Friends Enjoy the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.

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23 September 2016

Early opening for Friends 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy Kew Gardens before the gates open to all
Event date: 
1 May 2016 to 30 September 2016
Event details: 
8-10am, 1 May to 30 September 2016 (except 9 and 10 May)
Price: 
Free, exclusive to Friends of Kew and their normal complement of free guest/children
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Gallery visitors enjoyed looking at Lucy's artwork.
A year's course leading to the Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration. The 2016/17 programme begins in September 2016
Event date: 
5 September 2016 to 28 July 2017
Event details: 
Exact times to be confirmed
Price: 

Certificate fee: £3000 (£2800 Concessions, Friends).
Deposit payable on enrolment: £500.
Maximum capacity 10 places

Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Flora Japonica exhibition

Acer Palmatum by Kyoko Ohara
An exhibition celebrating the richness of Japanese native flora and its influence on horticulture in the west.
Event date: 
17 September 2016 to 5 March 2017
Event details: 
No booking necessary (except for guided tours)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Pollination Trail

Bee on daisy
Follow a trail round the Gardens to learn about pollen and its relationship with bees and plants.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 23 December 2016
Price: 
Included in admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Bee films

Bees forage for Nigella pollen
Gain an insight into the lives of bees with these short films telling the story of bees.
Event date: 
2 July 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Princess of Wales Conservatory film room

Georgian cookery demonstrations

Children watching georgian cookery demonstrations in the Kew Palace kitchens.
Find out what type of food King George III was eating during his time at Kew Palace at these drop-in cookery demonstrations in Kew Palace kitchens.
Event date: 
28 May 2016 to 2 October 2016
Event details: 
Various dates between 28 May and 2 October
Price: 
Drop-in – no payment or booking needed
Venue: 
Kew Palace kitchens

Meet Kew's Experts: bees

Fridays only. An opportunity to hear Kew's experts talk about the fascinating work with bees being carried out by Kew scientists
Event date: 
1 July 2016 to 28 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Plant Family Beds

The Hive explained

The Hive at Kew Gardens artist impression
Meet our specially trained ‘Hive Explainers’ who will be on hand to enhance your journey through this unique structure.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 30 October 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
The Hive

Daily walking tours

Bees forage for Nigella pollen
Themed tours will take place at various times throughout the day. Get an introduction to the Gardens, learn about plants and their pollinators or discover the Great Broad Walk Borders.
Event date: 
1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016
Price: 
Included with admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Meet at the Information Desk at Victoria Gate Plaza

Fridays in the Garden with Joe Archer

Joe Archer
Join Kew horticulturist Joe Archer as he talks about Kew's Kitchen Garden.
Event date: 
1 July 2016 to 28 October 2016
Event details: 
Fridays only
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kitchen Garden

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 31 December 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

24 September 2016

Early opening for Friends 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy Kew Gardens before the gates open to all
Event date: 
1 May 2016 to 30 September 2016
Event details: 
8-10am, 1 May to 30 September 2016 (except 9 and 10 May)
Price: 
Free, exclusive to Friends of Kew and their normal complement of free guest/children
Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Gallery visitors enjoyed looking at Lucy's artwork.
A year's course leading to the Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration. The 2016/17 programme begins in September 2016
Event date: 
5 September 2016 to 28 July 2017
Event details: 
Exact times to be confirmed
Price: 

Certificate fee: £3000 (£2800 Concessions, Friends).
Deposit payable on enrolment: £500.
Maximum capacity 10 places

Venue: 
Kew Gardens

Flora Japonica exhibition

Acer Palmatum by Kyoko Ohara
An exhibition celebrating the richness of Japanese native flora and its influence on horticulture in the west.
Event date: 
17 September 2016 to 5 March 2017
Event details: 
No booking necessary (except for guided tours)
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens
Venue: 
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Pollination Trail

Bee on daisy
Follow a trail round the Gardens to learn about pollen and its relationship with bees and plants.
Event date: 
18 June 2016 to 23 December 2016
Price: 
Included in admission price to the Gardens
Venue: 
Kew Gardens
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