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Painting by Rachael Pedder Smith

Exhibition - The Pressed Plant, Rachel Pedder-Smith’s Herbarium Specimen Painting

Sat 31 March - Mon 07 May 2012

This new exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will display the work of artist Rachel Pedder-Smith, focusing on a painting over five metres long, completed using Herbarium specimens from Kew.


Kew Horticulturist showing visitors an orchid

Walks and tours - Orchid nursery tour

Tue 07 February - Thu 01 March 2012

Tuesdays and Thursdays only
Go behind the scenes with Kew’s expert guides on a fascinating tour of the orchid nursery. After the tour you can ask our experts a question or see an orchid planting demonstration.


evergreen cedar in winter

Winter walking tour

Mon 26 December 2011 - Tue 31 January 2012, 12 noon

Enjoy a winter walk around the Gardens at Kew, on our free winter tour. Tours take place everyday from 1 December 2011 to 31 January 2012, apart from 24 and 25 December, when the Gardens are closed.


Watering bromeliads in the Tropical Nursery

Walks and tours - Tropical Nursery tour

Sat 04 February - Sat 03 March 2012, 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm

Saturdays only
Go behind the scenes with Kew’s expert guides on a fascinating tour of the Tropical Nursery.


Fascinating collection of Ray Cowell's illustrations comes to Kew

by: Lynn Parker, Library, Art and Archives blog
20 Dec 2011

Read about a new acquisition of illustrations by artist Ray Cowell, who painted fungi in astonishing detail -  even including the teeth marks of hungry rodents!

An explosion of colour at Tropical Extravaganza 2012

Tropical Extravaganza 2012

Sat 04 February - Sun 04 March 2012, 9.30am - close

Ignite your senses at Kew's Tropical Extravaganza.
Discover amazing floral displays inspired by fire, air, water and earth.


Kew Palace

Community event - Temple of the Imagination workshop

Mon 26 December 2011 - Thu 31 May 2012

In this workshop for community groups, participants use photography to explore the architecture of Kew Palace and the diverse plant life at Kew Gardens.


Photo and map from archives relating to Joseph Hooker

Joseph Hooker - naturalist, traveller and more

Mon 26 December 2011 - Mon 09 April 2012

This exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art displays paintings, letters, photographs and sketchbooks by Sir Joseph Hooker, from the collections at Kew.


Encephalartos woodii

Plants in Peril exhibition

Mon 26 December 2011 - Sun 18 March 2012

This exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art presents illustrations of endangered plants from over thirty countries around the world.


Kew's Temperate House

Walks and tours - Introduction to the Gardens

Mon 26 December 2011 - Sun 23 December 2012

Gain an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Every day of the year except 24 & 25 December.


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