Sunday, 5 August 2018

August at Kew Gardens

Image of the Palm House Parterre
We hope you’ve been enjoying the recent heatwave. Our horticulture teams have been working hard to protect the huge variety of plants we have in our Gardens at Kew. Our Director of Horticulture, Richard Barley, explains how we have been coping with the dry conditions in a recent blog post. Despite the heat, the Palm House Parterre is in full colour whilst the Salvias on the Salvia Border by the Rock Garden are beautifully blooming in the August sunshine.

Across the Gardens, discover a range of summer activities suitable for all ages, from Alice in Wonderland to The Botanical Supper Club.
Gnomus in the Temperate House
Meet Gnomus - our friendly giant
Until 2 September
Follow Gnomus around the Temperate House as he shares stories about the amazing plant collection inside.
Photo Credit: @blawreate/ Instagram
Image of the cast of Alice in Wonderland
Theatre on Kew: Alice in Wonderland
Until 27 August
Join Alice on her amazing journey through Wonderland and experience an adventure like no other.
Image of the inside of the Temperate House
Temperate Treasures tour
Until 31 August
Discover rare and threatened plants in the Temperate House in one of our free walking tours and explore some of the highlights of the Gardens along the way.
Image of The Botanical
The Botanical Supper Club
30 August & 27 September 
Enjoy a delicious three-course-meal in the stunning surroundings of The Botanical restaurant, overlooking the Palm House Pond, coupled with a talk or tour provided by an expert. Our two evenings cover English wine and Kew gin.  
More from Kew 
Image of a Marianne North Cactus Tray
Marianne North Cactus tray £40
A beautiful handmade birch wood tray, exclusive to Kew, featuring artwork by Marianne North.
Image of the Kew Ladybird books
Kew Ladybird books £5.99
Kew is delighted to partner with Ladybird in special editions of these much-loved vintage books on Trees and Garden Flowers.
Kew Explorers' Gin
Kew Explorers' Gin recently won a Gold Medal in the Gin & Tonic category at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Challenge awards. If you need some inspiration for delicious gin recipes, read our blog.
Image of Kew Explorer's Gin
Image of children in Wakehurst
Summer Explorers 
Become a Summer Explorer at Wakehurst and get involved with six weeks of different activities, including photography workshops and tree climbing.
Image of plant patterns
Photo Walk: Plant Patterns and Designs
Thursday 20 September, £100
A day for photographers and artists and anyone who has a passion for plants and wants to discover more about their fascinating patterns and designs.
You might also be interested in
The Great Spectacle: 
250 Years of the Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts
Until 19 August
Discover the fascinating history of the RA’s Summer Exhibition in their new exhibition, which looks back at the art that caused sensations, drew crowds and divided opinions – from JMW Turner to Wolfgang Tillmans.