Monday, 7 November 2016

Kew Gardens - Visit the Gardens for just £8 this winter

We’re delighted to announce that once again, we will be operating our winter discount.
Soak up the ambience of Kew's breathtaking views as the woody plants and ornamental grasses take centre stage for a special online price of £8 per adult until 31 January 2017.
Christmas at Kew
23 November 2016 to 2 January 2017 
Our ever-popular winter trail kicks off our celebrations, with a sparkling mile-long path winding its way through the Gardens, where trees, temples and glasshouses are festively lit.
Flora Japonica exhibition
An exquisite exhibition of Japanese botanical art is currently running in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.  Opened by the Ambassador of Japan in the UK on 17 September, the exhibition showcases works by 35 of Japan’s most celebrated botanical artists.
Kew Mutual Improvement Society lectures
Our seasonal programme of horticultural lectures returns to Kew’s Jodrell Theatre. This year, for just £2, you can hear a variety of views and tales from distinguished guest speakers, including Dr Doug Needham, Director of Education at Pennsylvania’s  Longwood Gardens, and Stephen Crisp, Head Gardener of Winfield House, the American Ambassador's residence in London.
Tour of The Kews Archives
19, 22 and 24 November 2016
A rare opportunity to delve into our Archives as part of the nationwide Explore Your Archive programme. You’ll be able to see letters, diaries, plans, photographs and manuscripts relating to Kew’s history and its role as a leading scientific research institution. These  free events only have 15 spaces available on each day, and do not include admission to the Gardens.
Plant of the month
Tuesdays 11.30am
This month you can explore all manner of oaks, as our arborists guide you around some of the largest trees in the Gardens.
Glow Wild
Be enchanted by the seasonal treats and a magical lantern and fire lit walk through Wakehurst's gardens. Tickets are selling fast.
From £20
Stunning new range of necklaces, earrings and more from designer Bill Skinner, celebrating the beauty of the natural world.
Bizarre Botany
Explore a forest of fascinating facts and the wonders of plants, from the smelliest to the deadliest, in this A to Z gift book.