Tuesday 3 October 2017

Kew Gardens - October at Kew Gardens

As the season shifts into autumn and the landscape comes alive with its fiery hues, we will be celebrating the season of colour with our brand new autumn festival, Artful Autumn, by showcasing the beauty and science of art and the natural world.
Take part in some of our autumn themed activities from natural yoga to willow weaving or simply take a stroll along our Autumn Colour Trail where the fiery maples of New England and the warm Asian Sorbus will awaken your senses.
Handmade at Kew
12 – 15 October
Enjoy this prestigious international craft event from Handmade in Britain. Enter the elegant lawn pavilion next to Kew Palace to buy beautiful ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and fashion directly from over 200 world-class craftspeople at Handmade at Kew. This is a special chance to invest in beautiful and unique products at a 4-day show where you can buy and commission directly from the maker, with items that can't be found on the high street.
As the festive season approaches
Christmas at Kew
22 Nov - 1 Jan

Enjoy over a mile of twinkling lights this winter on the new route around the Gardens – cross the magical Sacklar Crossing, experience the Broad Walk boarders bathed in light and end with everyone’s favourite, the musical light show at the Palm House.There's delicious, seasonal food available to warm you up on those frosty winter nights.
Glow Wild at Wakehurst
30 Nov - 17 Dec

Join us for a magical after-dark lantern and fire-lit trail through Wakehurst's beautiful Gardens, as the historic landscape and Mansion are brought to life with glowing lights and handcrafted lanterns. Toast marshmallows over giant fire pits and enjoy winter warmer meals in The Stables restaurant.

More of Kew
Meet the Experts
With 2,750 fungi identified in the Gardens, here's an opportunity to see some of the more spectacular bracket fungi close up, and visit behind the scenes in the Fungarium.
Sculpt at Kew
Coming to an end in mid-October, make the most of this exceptional opportunity to enjoy pieces in a glorious garden setting. All of the pieces are available to purchase.
Adult Education
The Autumn Winter courses brochure has just been published with new courses to sign up for and exciting new subjects to discover from kitchen garden production to Photographing Tree courses. 
Bountiful Botanics
Celebrate the bounty of the season at Wakehurst’s activity packed harvest festival on 14 and 15 October.
Book of the Month
This beautiful book accompanies the new exhibition Life in Death by artist Rebecca Louise Law, at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.