Sunday 7 October 2018

Royal Botanic Gardens - October at Kew 🍂

Image of a woman looking at trees from the Treetop Walkway
This month, come and marvel at the blazing colours of the leaves from the Treetop Walkway or take a walk through the Arboretum as autumn truly begins in earnest. Over in the Kitchen Garden, the heat is on with our chilli plants ready for a bumper harvest.
This month at Kew 
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Handmade at Kew
4–7 October. £17 
Meet contemporary designer-makers through a series of talks and shop for unique textiles, ceramics, glass and more at this 4 day event.
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Temperate Tipples
12–13 October. £25
Sample wines and beers from around the world in a special evening event inside the breathtaking Temperate House.
Pandora Sellars' Laelia tenebrosa
Botanical Art exhibitions
Opening 6 October
Discover four new exhibitions in The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art featuring artists Pandora Sellars and Mark Frith plus more. 
Half-term family fun 20–28 October
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Siyanda, Protector of Plants
Join Siyanda on a story-filled adventure in the newly-restored Temperate House to unearth the secrets of African plants. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital.
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October half-term at Wakehurst
Over 500 acres to explore this October half term with activities for all the family. Discover Tree Trunk Trek, cookery workshops, well-being trails and Explorer rucksacks. 
More from Kew 
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New courses announced
Whether you're looking to master a new skill or simply try something different, explore a range of courses and learning activities for adults in our new autumn/winter brochure.
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Kew Cotton Socks, £10
Wrap up warm with these soft cotton socks which feature colourful designs including gin bottles, robins and bees. Made exclusively for Kew by British designer Catherine Tough.
Image of the front cover of Flora: The Definitive Visual Guide To The Plant Kingdom
Flora: The Definitive Visual Guide To The Plant Kingdom, £30
With stunning and stylish photography, this new book published by Dorling Kindersley in association with Kew is a must for any plant lover or gardener.
Fascinating fungal facts
Kew’s first State of the World’s Fungi report highlights the importance of fungi to all life on Earth. Discover 11 fascinating facts about fungi or explore the interactive report. 
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Coming soon
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Christmas at Kew
22 November – 5 January. From £16.50
Kick off your festive season with a visit to our mile long trail of over a million twinkling lights, laser beams and projections. Wander our Gardens at nightfall and feel the wonder of Christmas.