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  • Experience the life enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival
    Save 20% on tickets We’re celebrating the arrival of the summer holidays by offering two adult tickets for £24*
  • Climb Kew's iconic Pagoda Don't miss out on a rare opportunity to climb the 253 steps for stunning panoramic views across London
  • Magnolia campbellii from the exhibitibion of paintings by Barbara Oozeerally
    Magnolias by Barbara Oozeerally A beautiful series of paintings exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Come to Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and rare and beautiful plants. 

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Top 10 attractions

This video takes a look at just 10 of the many wonderful things to see at Kew Gardens.


Hop on the land train

Kew Explorer land train

Take a tour around the Gardens from the comfort of the Kew Explorer land train. It’s a hop-on, hop-off service so you can alight at your favourite locations to explore on foot. You’ll learn more about our most famous and iconic plants and hear surprising stories about the Gardens' long and fascinating history.

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Eat and drink

Barbecue food at the Pavillion restaurant

Whether you’re looking for coffee-and-cake pit stops, child-friendly meals or something a little more sumptuous, we have a selection of restaurants and cafés run by award-winning restaurateurs Peyton & Byrne. Why not sample some delicious, freshly-prepared food made from seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

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24 July 2014

Barefoot Walk

Plantasia

Slip off your shoes and wander along the Barefoot Walk to experience the many different textures that nature has to offer.

24 May 2014 to 7 September 2014, 10.30am to 4.30pmThroughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Kew's arboretum

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Tai Chi

ACTIVITY
Tai chi will be peformed in the Gardens during the Plantasia festival, summer 2014

Why not join us for Tai Chi on Syon Vista and enjoy this peaceful and relaxing activity in the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens.

12 June 2014 to 31 August 2014, 11am to 3pm11am and 3pm on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the festival.

Included with entry to the Gardens, no booking required.

Syon Vista

Make and create your own sketchbook

Talks and courses
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.

21 July 2014 to 25 July 2014, 10.30am to 5pm

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

A Spoonful of Science

Meet the experts
Image of the Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus

Meet Kew’s friendly experts and discover how plants and fungi keep us healthy.

27 May 2014 to 4 September 2014, 2pm to 2.30pmEvery Tuesday and Thursday throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens
 

Kew Palace

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Introduction to the Gardens

Walk
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.

1 January 2014 to 23 December 2014Daily 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

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Botanical Art in the 21st Century

Exhibition
Paintings of roses by Regine Hagedorn

Featuring work from Italian artists never previously exhibited in the UK as well as paintings from 'Overleaf' by Susan Ogilvy, and 'Magnolias' by Barbara Oozeerally.

8 February 2014 to 11 August 2014

FREE with admission to the Gardens

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

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Magnolias - paintings by Barbara Oozeerally

Exhibition
Magnolia painting by Barbara Oozeerally

This extraordinary series of magnolia paintings by Barbara Oozeerally is on show at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

15 January 2014 to 4 August 2014

FREE with admission to the Gardens.

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

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Queen's Garden

Plantasia
Medicinal plants in the 17th century style Queen's Garden

Situated at the rear of Kew Palace, the Queen’s Garden is designed in the style of a 17th century medicinal garden.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Behind Kew Palace

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Rainforest Remedies

Plantasia

Enter the steamy Palm House and discover a world of medicinal plants that have been used by cultures around the world for centuries.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

Palm House

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Healing Heroes

Plantasia
A summer meadow in mauve and yellow

Take part in our vote and choose which plant you think is the most medicinally important.

24 May 2014 to 8 September 2014Throughout the festival

Included with entry to the Gardens

South end of the Broad Walk

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