Christmas at Kew Gardens

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD JANUARY 2015

ADDRESS
, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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Dates:
 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Illuminated trail 5pm-10pm (closed on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24 and 25 Dec). Timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm. Trail not open every day, see website for details
 
PRICES
In adv: £15 (Adults), £10 (Children 4-16yrs), £45 (Family), FREE (Children Under 4) | On gate: £17 (Adults), £12 (Children), £50 (Family)
 
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Christmas at Kew GardensThis Christmas Kew Gardens opens its doors after dark entrancing visitors on a mile-long illuminated trail through an enchanted winter landscape. In 2014 there's a new trail where you'll find giant light sculptures, the tunnel of lights, and mistletoe moments. In addition, the whole of the beautiful botanic gardens are transformed into a Christmas wonderland with the Christmas village offering family entertainment in the form of festive nibbles, Christmas shopping, nightly live Christmas carols, a Victorian carousel and fairground rides as well as Santa's woodland grotto. On illuminated trail evenings there's a Boutique Christmas market, from 4.30pm until 10pm, selling an assortment of gifts and tempting food treats.

 

About Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the British Woodland Garden to the pulsating humidity of the exotic Palm House, the delicate beauty of the Rose Garden to the soothing tranquillity of the Waterlily House, at Kew you can witness over 40,000 plants embarking on a fascinating journey through their annual cycles - flowering and fruiting, growing and resting. More about Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Kew Gardens Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Kew Gardens Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Old Deer Park
 
20 minutes walk
 
Syon House Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £58  30% off
Syon Park, TW8 | 21 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  29% off
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, Bankside, London TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
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La Maison De La Radio
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 27th Feb and 1st Mar to 5th Mar 2015 - Various Times
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 | 7 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Watermans
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 | 7 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
An attractive multi-cultural, multi-purpose arts centre on the river in Brentford, Watermans is a real draw in this part of town. The 238-seat theatre shows a ... More
 
 
 
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Tabard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Bath Road, W4 | 34 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
Located above the Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Tabard Theatre hosts all kinds of live entertainment from experimental work and comedy to Shakespeare. Opened ... More
 
 
 
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The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 35 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
Built in 1631 for merchant Samuel Fortrey, and later acquired by George II as an annexe to Kew House, Kew Palace served as a family country ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Charlotte's Cottage
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens Richmond, Surrey, TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
King George III's country retreat. Built in 1772 and nestled among bluebell woods, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage was used regularly by the royal family as a cooling summer ... More
 
 
 
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Oliver's Wholefoods Store
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 | 9 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Zita Elze
London > Shopping > Florists
287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 | 13 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
This wonderful flower shop in Kew is run by Zita Elze who won a silver-gilt medal in her RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut. Brazilian by birth, ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham House Butchers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
229 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 28 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
The Wyndham House flagship butchers on the Fulham Road fast built up a reputation as one of London's best butchers. This third family-run operation in Chiswick ... More
 
 
 
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The Botanist on Kew Green
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 1 minute from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Kew Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
10B Kew Green, TW9 | 3 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
The Kew Grill is one of two restaurants that TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson managed to save from the administrators at the begninning of 2009. Along ... More
 
 
 
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Ma Cuisine Bistrot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, TW9 | 9 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 2.4 miles from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 28 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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The Artists Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 36 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ... More
 
 
 
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Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
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Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Old Deer Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 20 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ... More
 
 
 
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Syon Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
London Road, TW8 | 21 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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The Greyhound
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82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 4 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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The Bell and Crown
London > Nightlife > Pubs
11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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The City Barge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27 Strand on the Green, W4 | 9 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 2.7 miles from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 30 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 34 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Kew Gardens Venue Hire
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Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Syon Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 | 21 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 27 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
 
 
 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) events

 
Compost, Clover And Concoctions: Improving Soil Health By Adding Compost And Growing Green Manures: Compost, Clover And Concoctions: Improving Soil Health By Adding Compost And Growing Green Manures: Speaker: Ben Raskin, Head of Horticulture, Soil Association2nd March 2015Monday 2nd March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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Lates At Kew GardensLates At Kew GardensExplore the annual festival of tropical flowers in the Princess of Wales Conservatory with late night opening and cocktails.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
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Lates At Kew Gardens
Orchid Nursery Behind-The-Scenes TourOrchid Nursery Behind-The-Scenes TourA rare opportunity to view the Orchid Zones and see Kew's diverse collection.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
On Soon
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Tropical Nursery Behind-The-Scenes TourTropical Nursery Behind-The-Scenes TourA chance to see some exotic plants.7th March 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
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Plants And People In Turkey: TalkPlants And People In Turkey: TalkTalk by Jamie Innes, Kew Diploma Student.9th March 2015Monday 9th March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
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Kew School Of Botanical IllustrationKew School Of Botanical IllustrationTutor Lucy Smith shows a range of basic skills.16th March 2015Friday 27th March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
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Kew School Of Botanical Illustration
Shaun's Madcap MeadowShaun's Madcap MeadowShaun's Madcap MeadowLoveable Aardman character Shaun the Sheep visits Kew this spring and gets his very own springtime meadow. Fun family activities taking place in Shaun's Madcap Meadow include wellie wanging - throwing baby wellies at scarecrow farmers to knock off their heads - and the Sheep Hopper Maze, where kids can bounce around a maze of hay. You can also find28th March 2015Sunday 12th April 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Animal Shows
DATES  28th March to 12th April 2015
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
Loveable Aardman character Shaun the Sheep visits Kew this spring and gets his very own springtime meadow. Fun family activities taking place in Shaun's Madcap Meadow include wellie wanging - throwing baby wellies at scarecrow farmers to knock off their heads - and the Sheep Hopper Maze, where kids can bounce around a maze of hay. You can also find... More about this event
 
Introduction To Planting Design: WorkshopIntroduction To Planting Design: WorkshopA one-day course on making the most of your garden.31st March 2015Tuesday 31st March 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
 
Introduction To Planting Design: Workshop
Easter Egg Hunt at Kew: Shaun the SheepEaster Egg Hunt at Kew: Shaun the SheepEaster Egg Hunt at Kew: Shaun the SheepOn Sunday 5th April 2015 join Shaun the Sheep and his real life friends, on holiday from Wakehurst, Kew's sister garden in Sussex, for Kew's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kew comes over all sheepish with Shaun's Madcap Meadow, a springtime meadow of British wildflowers, seasonal bulbs and grasses where they'll be hosting wellie wanging, the Sheep Hopper 5th April 2015Sunday 5th April 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
 

event > Kids Events
DATES  Sunday 5th April 2015
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
On Sunday 5th April 2015 join Shaun the Sheep and his real life friends, on holiday from Wakehurst, Kew's sister garden in Sussex, for Kew's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kew comes over all sheepish with Shaun's Madcap Meadow, a springtime meadow of British wildflowers, seasonal bulbs and grasses where they'll be hosting wellie wanging, the Sheep Hopper ... More about this event
 
Introduction To BotanyIntroduction To BotanyA one-day course with practical sessions and a short guided walk through some of the relevant living collections.23rd April 2015Friday 24th April 2015 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
 
Introduction To Botany
 

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Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

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Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

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Camellia Festival
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Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

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Theatre | Until 1st March 2015 

Richmond Theatre 1.61 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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RADIANCE: The Passion Of Marie Curie
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Theatre | Until 28th February 2015 

Tabard Theatre 1.78 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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Kids Events | Until 22nd March 2015 

WWT London Wetland Centre 2.37 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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Osterley Park and House 2.72 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts
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Lyric Hammersmith 2.79 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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A Streetcar Named Desire
Theatre | Until 28th February 2015 

Lyric Hammersmith 2.79 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

Secret Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams's classic story of pride, jealousy and lust....More

Whatever The Weather: M6 Theatre Company (Ages 3-7)
Theatre | On 28th February 2015 

Lyric Hammersmith 2.79 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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