Christmas at Kew Gardens

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 4TH JANUARY 2014

ADDRESS
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB 
 
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Dates:
28th November 2013 until 4th January 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Illuminated trail 4.30pm-10pm, (trail not open every day, see website for details)
 
PRICES
£12.50 (Adults), £8 (Children 5-16yrs), £38 (Family), FREE (Children Under 5)
 
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Christmas at Kew GardensThis Christmas, for the very first time, Kew Gardens opens its doors after dark entrancing visitors a mile-long illuminated trail through an enchanted winter landscape. On your way you will encounter light, sound, performance and interactive installations for all ages to 'play' in the garden. 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

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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626 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 14 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock London
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £38  42% off
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Hilton London Syon Park London
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £81  33% off
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, Bankside, London TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
Paintings of flowers....More
 
 
 
Botanical Art In The 21st Century London
Ongoing
Botanical Art In The 21st Century
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th February to 10th August 2014 - Various Times
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, Bankside, London TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
Contemporary works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection, by artists including Susan Ogilvy and Barbara Oozeerally....More
 
 
 
Introduction To Botany: Course London
On Soon
Introduction To Botany: Course
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 24th April 2014 - 10.30am-4pm
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, Bankside, London TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
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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
 
 
 
Tabard Theatre London
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Tabard Theatre
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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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Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
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11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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...More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios Bar London
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Crisp Road, W6 | 2.7 miles from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Vinoteca Chiswick London
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18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 30 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Tea Box London
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7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 34 minutes from Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens
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Syon Park London
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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

 
Barbara Oozeerally: MagnoliasBarbara Oozeerally: MagnoliasBotanical paintings by the former architect and fashion designer.23rd April 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
Ongoing
Barbara Oozeerally: Magnolias
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  26th March to 3rd August 2014
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
Botanical paintings by the former architect and fashion designer.
Barbara Oozeerally: MagnoliasBarbara Oozeerally: MagnoliasPaintings of flowers.23rd April 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
Ongoing
Barbara Oozeerally: Magnolias
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  10th March to 3rd August 2014 - 10am-5.30pm
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
Paintings of flowers.
Botanical Art In The 21st CenturyBotanical Art In The 21st CenturyContemporary works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection, by artists including Susan Ogilvy and Barbara Oozeerally.23rd April 2014Sunday 10th August 2014 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
Ongoing
Botanical Art In The 21st Century
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  8th February to 10th August 2014
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
Contemporary works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection, by artists including Susan Ogilvy and Barbara Oozeerally.
Introduction To Botany: CourseIntroduction To Botany: CourseAn introductory session to flowering plants.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
On Soon
Introduction To Botany: Course
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Thursday 24th April 2014 - 10.30am-4pm
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
An introductory session to flowering plants.
Kew the MusicKew the MusicKew the MusicElvis Costello, Simple Minds and Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are on the Kew the Music line-up when it returns for summer 2014 this July. Marc Almond and Melanie C appear as a special guest stars with Jools Holland on Friday 18th July while Bill Bailey and tribute band Bjorn Again also play at the six-day festival - a series of 16th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
Category: event
Kew the MusicEditor's Top Pick - Recommended
 
Kew the Music
event > Concerts
DATES  16th to 20th Jul 2014
VENUE  Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
Elvis Costello, Simple Minds and Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are on the Kew the Music line-up when it returns for summer 2014 this July. Marc Almond and Melanie C appear as a special guest stars with Jools Holland on Friday 18th July while Bill Bailey and tribute band Bjorn Again also play at the six-day festival - a series of ... More about this event
 
 

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Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

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To mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty, Kew Palace will explore the home of George II's grandson, the ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2014 

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Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

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

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Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2014 

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre 2.01 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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PM Gallery and House 2.03 miles from Kew Gardens (royal Botanic Gardens)

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