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12 February 2016

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

FREE with entry to the Gardens

Tours start and finish at the Guides Desk, Victoria Plaza

Guided tours: orchid nursery

Thursdays only. Come on a behind-the-scenes tour of our orchid nursery and see a part of Kew normally closed to the public.
Event date: 
11 February 2016 to 3 March 2016
Event details: 
Thursdays 11, 18, 25 February and 3 March, tours at 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm
£10 per person, Friends of Kew £8
Orchid Nursery, meet outside the White Peaks shop (please meet ten minutes before the tour start time).
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