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Talks, courses & conferences

As well as stunning landscapes, vistas and permanent attractions at Kew, we have an exciting programme of events including festivals, art exhibitions, talks, guided walks and activities for kids.

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Introduction to botany 24 April FULLY BOOKED

Participants using dissecting microscopes on the botany course

This one-day course is designed as a general introduction to the world of flowering plants and is suitable for non-scientists and anyone keen to develop a deeper understanding of the plants around them.

Event date: 
24 Apr 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Price: 

Course Fee: £55 (£50 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places)

Introduction to botany 25 April FULLY BOOKED

Participants using dissecting microscopes on the botany course

This one-day course is designed as a general introduction to the world of flowering plants and is suitable for non-scientists and anyone keen to develop a deeper understanding of the plants around them.

Event date: 
25 Apr 2014, 10.30am to 4pm
Price: 

Course Fee: £55 (£50 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places)

Kew in close-up

Over the course of this practical, two-day photography course, you will learn how to appraise plants as potential subject studies and also how to light them in order to capture memorable botanical close-ups.

Event date: 
6 May 2014 to 7 May 2014
Price: 

Course Fee: £150 (£130 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places)

Photoshop and digital techniques for plant photography

Pink tulips in the Palm House bedding

Suitable for beginner / intermediate level photographers, this one-day course will explain how digital photography and post-production software have expanded the scope of capturing and enhancing creative plant images.

Event date: 
8 May 2014, 10.30am to 5pm
Price: 

£70 (£60 concessions, Friends of Kew) 
Maximum capacity 15 places

Spring colour: creative painting in Kew FULLY BOOKED

Watercolour painting of hellebore

Create decorative watercolour images of Kew on this one-day painting course.

Event date: 
9 May 2014, 10.30am to 5pm
Price: 

£55 (£50 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 12 places

Vegetable growing for novices

Vegetable plot at Kew Gardens

This one-day workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to boost their vegetable growing know-how.

Event date: 
28 May 2014, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Price: 

£55 (£50 concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 25 places)

Photographing trees

Quercus rubra in autumn sun at Kew Gardens' arboretum

This popular two-day course is designed to explore ways of producing stunning photographs of trees. It will include tuition on how to photograph entire trees as well as details of bark and leaves.

Event date: 
29 May 2014 to 30 May 2014, 9.45am to 5.30pm
Price: 

£150 (£130 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 15 places

Herbs for health

Lavender growing at Kew

Inspired by the Queen’s Garden at Kew Palace, this one-day course will guide you through the practical and safe home use of garden herbs.

Event date: 
6 Jul 2014, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Price: 

£55 (£50 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 25 places

Make and create your own sketchbook

Pencil sketch of Nymphaea thermarum

On this new five-day course you will learn how to make your own sketchbook before filling it with sketches drawn in the grounds and glasshouses of Kew Gardens.

Event date: 
21 July 2014 to 25 July 2014, 10.30am to 5pm
Price: 

£250 (£220 concessions, Friends of Kew) 
Deposit payable on enrolment: £50
Maximum capacity 12 places

Drawing the buildings of Kew

Line drawing of the Palm House, from the 1800s

On this five-day course you will get to know Kew's iconic buildings by drawing them and experimenting with artistic techniques.

Event date: 
1 September 2014 to 5 September 2014, 10.30am to 5pm
Price: 

£250 (£220 concessions, Friends of Kew) 
Deposit payable on enrolment: £50
Maximum capacity 12 places

Gardening for beginners

The colourful borders of Cambridge Cottage garden at Kew

This one-day course is aimed at keen amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of growing and maintaining plants in their garden.

Event date: 
10 Sep 2014, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Price: 

£55 (£50 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 25 places

16th Flora of Thailand Conference

Photo of plant in the wild in Thailand

Thai botany and the European connection: Building on 100 years of collaboration.

This week-long conference at Kew will discuss topics related to the flora of Thailand and the ‘European connection’.

Event date: 
7 September 2014 to 12 September 2014, 10am to 5pm
Price: 

Various, see below for details.

Venue: 

Kew Gardens

Early morning photography

Sunbeams break through trees on a misty autumn morning at Kew

Get practical advice and tips from a professional photographer on this early morning informal walk through the Gardens.

Event date: 
13 Sep 2014, 7.30am to 11am
Price: 

£60 (£50 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 15 places

Conservation talks

A talk about conservation methods and techniques used by the Library, Art and Archives

Event date: 
29 May 2014 to 25 September 2014, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Event details: 
Event starts at 2.30pm on the last Thursday of the month
Price: 

FREE with entry to the gardens. No booking required.


BUY TICKETS

Venue: 

The talks will either take place in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art or the Marianne North Gallery.

Late summer photography master class

A bee busy at work on Helenium 'Wersergold' in Kew

Here is your opportunity to be part of a small group for this one-day course on outdoor practical photography amid the late summer delights of Kew Gardens.

Event date: 
27 Sep 2014, 10am to 4.30pm
Price: 

£140 (£120 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 10 places

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