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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LondonTown.com - Christmas at Kew Gardens Location Map

 
 
 
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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    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
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    5 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 | 9 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
    Oliver's in Kew is how wholefood stores used to be and we wish still were - the giant US-owned Wholefood Stores could learn a thing or ... More
     
     
     
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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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    16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 2.4 miles from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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    The Artists Theatre School
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    The Bell and Crown
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    11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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    Vinoteca Chiswick
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    18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 30 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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    Tea Box
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    7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 34 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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    Syon Park
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    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 find2015-03-28T00:00:00+00002015-04-12T00:00:00+0100 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
     
    Timmy's Springtime TrailTimmy's Springtime TrailThemed walk and activities.2015-03-28T10:00:00+00002015-04-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
    Category: event
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    Easter Face PaintingEaster Face PaintingHave a character from Shaun The Sheep expertly recreated on your face.2015-03-28T10:30:00+00002015-04-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Introduction To Planting Design: WorkshopIntroduction To Planting Design: WorkshopA one-day course on making the most of your garden.2015-03-31T10:30:00+01002015-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    event > Kids Events
    DATES  Sunday 5th April 2015
    VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
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    Easter Egg Hunt 2015Easter Egg Hunt 2015Locate three tokens from around the gardens and then find the Easter Bunny.2015-04-05T09:30:00+01002015-04-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Botanical Illustration For Beginners April 2015: Workshop
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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