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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

October 7

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Left: Glasshouses, centre: landscaped grounds, right: Davies Alpine House

NB. There is a limited number of twenty places for this visit so please book early. Should this change, information will be made available on the website.

Please contact Nick Hagon to book this event or call Nick for more details on 07788 562703 or email organiser-southern3@pgg.org.uk

PGG visit to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The 130 hectares of landscape and gardens is well-known throughout the world and has been for decades. It is a World Heritage Site, well known for great glasshouses, housing plants from ten climatic zones, mouth-watering exotic rain forests and giant lily pads, landscaped grounds and has the most incredible tree collection in the world, seen from the famous tree top walkway.

Kew also studies plants and fungi that are essential for human wellbeing; providing us with food, medicine, fibres, fuel, building materials and many other products. In addition, it shows plants hold a great cultural meaning for people all over the world.

Kew is an extremely important education complex where hundreds from around the world study specialist training courses throughout the year from botany, horticulture, plant conservation and the infamous Kew Diploma in Horticulture. Kew also offers many educational days out for schools and where children can visit and join in the awesome play centre centred on plants. Something we could all learn from and introduce something similar to your garden.

Further details can be found at www.kew.org

Programme

Please arrive at 10 am at the main entrance, where you will be welcomed by myself and a Kew garden member so I can tick you off my list.

Directions

For you that use SatNav, the address is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB. If you are parking at the Brentford gate entrance, the post code is TW9 3AF.

Kew Gardens station — connected to the London Underground District Line and London Overground between Richmond and Stratford.

Kew Bridge station — connected to South West Trains from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction.

Further details can be found at www.kew.org

Please note: Meeting location and car parking details may change and you will be notified nearer the time. Please ensure your contact details are correct when replying to book your place.

Cost

We are the guests of Richard Barley, Director of Horticulture, Learning and Operations, therefore there will not be an entry fee. However there will be a car parking charge at the Brentford entrance gate, adjacent to Kew’s ferry Lane car park.

Booking

NB. There is a limited number of twenty places for this visit so please book early. Should this change, information will be made available on the website.

Please contact Nick Hagon to book this event or call Nick for more details on 07788 562703 or email organiser-southern3@pgg.org.uk

Details

Date:
October 7
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Organizer

Nick Hagon
Phone:
01959 575799

Venue

Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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