Monday 27 May 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Upcoming events at Kew

What's on at Kew this summer

From Chihuly's stunning artworks to Kew the Music and a brand new cycling event, there is lots to enjoy in the Gardens this summer.
Explore Chihuly
Dale Chihuly, Summer Sun, 2010 © Chihuly Studio
Dale Chihuly, Summer Sun, 2010 © Chihuly Studio
Chihuly: Reflections on nature
Until 27 October
Our Gardens and glasshouses have been transformed into a contemporary outdoor gallery space as renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, returns to Kew with an exhibition which is the perfect marriage of art, science and nature. Supported by DS Automobiles. 
Chihuly Nights
15 August – 26 October
See Chihuly's artworks in a whole new light through our nighttime experience. Relax as you stroll around after dark – both out in the Gardens and inside some of the glasshouses and galleries – and enjoy a rotating line up of live musicians as you soak up the atmosphere.
Family events this summer 
Image of two children with scientific objects in their hair
Kew Science Festival
20 – 21 July
Grab your goggles, slip on a lab coat and get stuck in to the Kew Science Festival. Join us for a weekend of wild workshops, hands-on experiments, shows and behind the scenes tours. 
Theatre on Kew: Alice in Wonderland
20 July – 26 August
Enjoy this family-friendly outdoor theatre production of Lewis Carroll's classic story as it is brought to life by the Australian Shakespeare Company. 
Climb the Great Pagoda
Until 29 September
Venture up 253 steps to the top of the Great Pagoda and enjoy spectacular views across London. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Now open in the Gardens
Pavilion Bar and Grill
Grilled food in an impressive and contemporary building, the new Pavilion Bar and Grill is perfect for alfresco dining with views of Temperate House and the Pagoda.
The Children's Garden
Our brand new Children's Garden is now open. Discover a fun, interactive space to climb, run, jump and explore everything that a plant needs to grow.
Until 27 October
Celebrate the excitingly exotic and different in the plant world in a stunning new exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
A different way to see Kew
Image of people cycling outside