Saturday, 8 April 2017

April at Kew Gardens

April is an enchanting time to visit Kew Gardens as the trees start to blossom and the flowers begin to bloom. The Waterlily House and Kew Palace have re-opened after their winter closures and we have a new Meet the Experts Tour delving into the details of Prunus(cherry). But that’s not all, see what else we have in store this month.
Easter at Kew
Until 17 April

It’s time to let the kids go wild in the city. No need to travel miles into the country, our woodland area this Easter is dedicated for your little ones to play surrounded by nature.
Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley
Weekends only - £8 per person
Younger audiences can immerse themselves in a unique, participatory storytelling experience. Expect surprises and playfulness from the Moomins.
Easter Sunday special
April 16 only
Kew is once again teaming up with Lindtso children will be able to get their hands on some delicious chocolate treats at the
Royal Kitchens
15 to 17 and 29 April
The Royal Kitchens have re-opened with a series of drop-in Georgian cookery demonstrations. Find out what treats the glorious Georgians liked to indulge in. Taking place near Kew Palace.
Joseph Hooker Exhibition
Until 17 September
A founder of modern botanical classification and a close friend of Charles Darwin, see how Kew Gardens was at the heart of Hooker’s career and how he helped add thousands of specimens to its collections.
Mary J. Blige at Kew the Music
Sunday 16 July
Influenced by the music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, the nine-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter Mary J. Blige has her own gritty style, fusing hip-hop, soul and honest lyrics. Loved for her string of passionate chart-topping hits, including Be Without You, No More Drama, Real Love and Family Affair, Mary J. Blige has reinvented R&B along the way.
Also at Kew the Music...
Botanicum Activity Book
Following on from the hugely successful book Botanicum, this activity book is packed with puzzles to solve, pictures to colour, doodling, drawing and much more.
Graphic Floral Scarf
A stunning scarf with a bold, graphic print of vibrant, colourful flowers. Made from a blend of linen and cotton, this scarf adds a beautiful splash of colour to any outfit.
Secret Structures exhibition at Wakehurst
From 8 April 2017 this interactive exhibition delves into the fascinating story of plants and fungi. Gain a deeper understanding as to why we need to protect them.