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Format: 2017-08-22
Format: 2017-08-22

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Great Broad Walk Borders
Walks and tours
Daily at 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm – tours last one hour

Introduction to the Gardens

Gain an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Daily throughout the year.
The tour is included with entry to the Gardens.
Kew Explorer land train
Walks and tours
Daily every 30mins from 11am to 4.30pm.

Kew Explorer land train

Enjoy a tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train. Learn about Kew's flora and fauna, iconic buildings and vital conservation work. Daily throughout the year.
The Salvia border
Walks and tours
Tuesdays at 11.30am. Tours last a maximum of 1½ hours.

Meet the experts guided tours

Go behind the scenes on this guided walk which features a different plant or fungus each month. You'll meet Kew's experts and gain an insight into the science and history of the plant and see where it grows in the Gardens. The featured plant for August is Salvia.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Red and purple currants, raspberries, snail and bee by Gertrude Hamilton
Art and exhibitions
25 March to 17 September 2017, 10am to 5.30pm

British Artists in the Shirley Sherwood Collection

An exhibition of Dr Shirley Sherwood's collection of botanical art by British artists. Daily until 17 September.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Collage of Joseph Hooker's drawings and correspondence
Art and exhibitions
25 March to 17 September 2017, 10am to 5.30pm

Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), Kew is holding an exhibition of a selection of his photographs, journals and paintings. Daily until 17 September.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Friends of Kew
Monday 1 May to Saturday 30 September 2017*, 8am–10am daily

Early Opening for Friends of Kew

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Gardens before the gates open to all. Exclusively for Friends of Kew and their usual accompaniment of guests.
Exclusive to Friends of Kew
Family-friendly
Daily until Sunday 3 September, 10am – 5.30pm

Pollination films

An inspiring range of films offering an insight into the lives of bees and an exploration of plants and pollination. Daily until Sunday 3 September.
Included with entry to the Gardens
The Insect Adventure Camp at Kew this summer
Family-friendly
22 July to 3 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Insect adventure camp

Get to know our native pollinators by taking part in lots of fun science and craft activities. Daily until 3 September.
Chocolate films workshops
Family-friendly
22 July–3 September (Tuesdays to Sundays) 10.30am – 4.30pm

Animation workshops: The Perfect Match

Help make a stop motion animation at Kew with professional film makers, Chocolate Films. Tuesdays to Sundays until 3 September.
Theatre on Kew
Family-friendly

Theatre on Kew

This summer join us for a fun-filled family theatre production of The Wind in the Willows and Dream Fairies: an adventure through Bubble Land, in the magical setting of Kew Gardens. Until 28 August.
Aerial view of the Lake at Kew Gardens
Art and exhibitions
Daily from 10.30am to 5pm, 22 July to 3 September 2017

View from a Giant Redwood

Experience a virtual reality climbing experience in this VR film, and get a 360-degree bird's eye view of the Gardens from the top of a giant redwood tree. Daily until 3 September. 13+ years only.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Cosmos bipinnatus varieties
Walks and tours
Daily until 31 August 2017, 12 noon

Fascinating Flowers walking tour

Join us on a guided walk to discover the fascinating ways flowers attract pollinators. Daily until 31 August.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Great Broad Walk Borders
Walks and tours
Daily at 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm – tours last one hour

Introduction to the Gardens

Gain an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Daily throughout the year.
The tour is included with entry to the Gardens.
Kew Explorer land train
Walks and tours
Daily every 30mins from 11am to 4.30pm.

Kew Explorer land train

Enjoy a tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train. Learn about Kew's flora and fauna, iconic buildings and vital conservation work. Daily throughout the year.
Red and purple currants, raspberries, snail and bee by Gertrude Hamilton
Art and exhibitions
25 March to 17 September 2017, 10am to 5.30pm

British Artists in the Shirley Sherwood Collection

An exhibition of Dr Shirley Sherwood's collection of botanical art by British artists. Daily until 17 September.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Collage of Joseph Hooker's drawings and correspondence
Art and exhibitions
25 March to 17 September 2017, 10am to 5.30pm

Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), Kew is holding an exhibition of a selection of his photographs, journals and paintings. Daily until 17 September.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Friends of Kew
Monday 1 May to Saturday 30 September 2017*, 8am–10am daily

Early Opening for Friends of Kew

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Gardens before the gates open to all. Exclusively for Friends of Kew and their usual accompaniment of guests.
Exclusive to Friends of Kew
Family-friendly
Daily until Sunday 3 September, 10am – 5.30pm

Pollination films

An inspiring range of films offering an insight into the lives of bees and an exploration of plants and pollination. Daily until Sunday 3 September.
Included with entry to the Gardens
The Insect Adventure Camp at Kew this summer
Family-friendly
22 July to 3 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Insect adventure camp

Get to know our native pollinators by taking part in lots of fun science and craft activities. Daily until 3 September.
Chocolate films workshops
Family-friendly
22 July–3 September (Tuesdays to Sundays) 10.30am – 4.30pm

Animation workshops: The Perfect Match

Help make a stop motion animation at Kew with professional film makers, Chocolate Films. Tuesdays to Sundays until 3 September.
The Hive After Hours
Concerts and evening events
August 16, 17, 23, 24 and 31. 7pm -10pm

Kew After Hours: The Hive

Join us after hours for exclusive bee-themed events in The Hive. Sip a cocktail, get a bee tattoo and try your hand at sketching live models. Over 18's only. From 16 August. #kewafterhours
Theatre on Kew
Family-friendly

Theatre on Kew

This summer join us for a fun-filled family theatre production of The Wind in the Willows and Dream Fairies: an adventure through Bubble Land, in the magical setting of Kew Gardens. Until 28 August.
Aerial view of the Lake at Kew Gardens
Art and exhibitions
Daily from 10.30am to 5pm, 22 July to 3 September 2017

View from a Giant Redwood

Experience a virtual reality climbing experience in this VR film, and get a 360-degree bird's eye view of the Gardens from the top of a giant redwood tree. Daily until 3 September. 13+ years only.
Included with entry to the Gardens
Cosmos bipinnatus varieties
Walks and tours
Daily until 31 August 2017, 12 noon

Fascinating Flowers walking tour

Join us on a guided walk to discover the fascinating ways flowers attract pollinators. Daily until 31 August.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Great Broad Walk Borders
Walks and tours
Daily at 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm – tours last one hour

Introduction to the Gardens

Gain an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Daily throughout the year.
The tour is included with entry to the Gardens.

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