1 August 2022
5 reasons to visit Food Forever at Kew
There's just six weeks left to explore our event of the summer! Step into the future of food and discover how we can transform our planet for good.
Sink your teeth into Food Forever at Kew Gardens until 18 September 2022.
As well as four new art installations and a major exhibition across the Gardens, there's a whole host of talks, guest menus by inspiring chefs and weekend drop-in workshops and activities.
1. Learn something incr-edible
There's lots of ways to get involved and learn something new at Food Forever.
Join our daily free walking tour to learn more about edible plants and the future of food in a changing climate.
If you fancy getting hands on, take part in one of our special weekend workshops.
If you prefer to sit back and enjoy, join our evening talks, featuring acclaimed food writers, Kew scientists, artists, journalists and other fascinating speakers discussing some of the most pressing issues of our time.
2. The kids will love it
There is plenty for kids to enjoy this summer!
They can meet our resident trolls: Matt and Helen by artist Thomas Dambo, and explore the Labyrinth of Monoculture, a brand new installation by Leandro Erlich that will challenge your sense of reality.
Kids love to play in our iconic Children's Garden, explore Kew from the skies on our Treetop Walkway and discover the secret life of bees in our massive Hive.
If your child has special educational needs and disabilities, we can support you to create a more comfortable visit with our Quiet Sessions.
After all the fun, fill your bellies at our buzzing Family Kitchen. Make a pizza, have an ice cream, or grab a picnic to enjoy in the Gardens.
3. Explore another world
Australian artist Pip & Pop brings a completely unique exhibition to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
When Flowers Dream showcases an eclectic mix of vibrant artworks made from everyday materials such as sugar, candy, and assorted craft materials, brought together to create a vibrant food utopia.
Plus, you can take a delectable piece of this candy land away to brighten up your home!
4. Of course, eat!
Our summer season wouldn’t be complete without the chance to taste some delicious food.
We’ve invited renowned chefs to respond to our Food Forever programme, each devising a delicious menu for the Pavilion Bar and Grill.
Next up is NHS doctor and Sunday Times bestselling author Dr Rupy Aujla, who will be taking over the menu from 11 August to 18 September 2022.
The Pavilion Bar and Grill sits in the heart of the Arboretum, so you can dine amongst Kew’s vast collection of over 12,000 trees.
For art lovers, the Pavilion Bar and Grill is moments away from two of Kew’s artistic gems: the Marianne North Gallery and Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, where you can now discover The Art of Food.
5. Try this at home
Get your hands on our brand-new Kew Gardens Cookbook: a celebration of vegetables in the kitchen with contributions from top chefs including Yottam Ottolenghi, Tomasina Myers and Meera Sodha.
Click here for a sneak preview of some of the recipes
If you’re feeling inspired, you could even have a go at growing your own veg at home, using our handy, free new guide.