Kew Gardens will be giving visitors the chance to experience the weird and wonderful world of edible plants this year with the IncrEdibles series. Making the most of the many edible species in the gardens, visitors will be inspired to broaden their knowledge on food and their relationship with what they eat. Food artists Bompas & Parr will also be helping out with their transformation of the Palm House Pond. With the pond turned into a giant fruit salad bowl, visitors will be able to sail on boats shaped like melons into the centre of the pond, where they'll discover a giant pineapple and a hidden banana grotto. Further highlights include The Global Kitchen Garden, which will feature more than 90 edible plants from across the globe; the Rose Garden Tea Party, one the Mad Hatter would be proud of with edible plants growing out of plates, goblets, dishes, jugs and platters; and the Picnic Garden, where picnickers can be educated on the ingredients used to make some of the nation's favourite tipples. The Orangery restaurant will also join in on the fun with a special foraged dinner, which features dishes such as grilled Kentish asparagus with wood sorrel flower petals and wild rose milk jelly with white and dark chocolate crumbs and candied pistachios.
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)
Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.
Hilton London Syon Park London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £58 23% off Syon Park, TW8 |
21 minutes from IncrEdibles Seven miles from the city centre, London Syon Park brings a touch of contemporary luxury to London's urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites, all ...More
Kew Gardens and Kew Palace Tickets London > Events > Attraction Dates: 1st January 2014 Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, TW9 |
Same location as IncrEdibles 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 ...More
A Royal Night Out (Parent And Baby Screening) London > Events > Film Events Dates: Wednesday 27th May 2015 - 11.30am Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 |
7 minutes from IncrEdibles Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen of England, and her sister Princess Margaret briefly escape Buckingham Palace to celebrate VE Day with the teeming crowds outside the ...More
Brown & Son: Art That Makes Itself London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 31st March to 31st May 2015 - 12noon-9pm Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 |
7 minutes from IncrEdibles Digital images created by a father-and-son team, who share an interest in manipulating media to create beautifully evolving artificial life-forms and who wish to publicise the ...More
Watermans London > Entertainment > Arts Centres 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 |
7 minutes from IncrEdibles 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 > Entertainment > Theatres 2 Bath Road, W4 |
34 minutes from IncrEdibles 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 Palace London > Attractions > Historic Buildings Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 |
Same location as IncrEdibles 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
Zita Elze London > Shopping > Florists 287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 |
13 minutes from IncrEdibles 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
Kew Grill London > Restaurants > British restaurants 10B Kew Green, TW9 |
3 minutes from IncrEdibles 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
Ma Cuisine Bistrot London > Restaurants > French restaurants The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, TW9 |
9 minutes from IncrEdibles Ma Cuisine is a model of simple sophistication. Fresh ingredients and traditional recipes are handled simply and satisfying with no homage paid to the latest food ...More
Old Deer Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens 187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 |
20 minutes from IncrEdibles 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
Syon Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens London Road, TW8 |
21 minutes from IncrEdibles Syon Park encompasses 30 acres of gardens and 200 acres of parkland attached to the Duke of Northumberland's London home, Syon House. The attractively landscaped ...More
The Greyhound London > Nightlife > Pubs 82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 |
4 minutes from IncrEdibles The smallest of four pubs on Kew Green, The Greyhound closed down in 2009 amid fears for its future. Now back open and with its former ...More
The Bell and Crown London > Nightlife > Pubs 11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 |
7 minutes from IncrEdibles There's very little to choose between the pubs along this exceptionally attractive stretch of the Thames, but The Bell and Crown, a Fuller's pub with good ...More
The City Barge London > Nightlife > Pubs 27 Strand on the Green, W4 |
9 minutes from IncrEdibles Following an extensive refurbishment in late May 2014, this historic 14th century Thames-side pub in Chiswick re-opened as The City Barge, a welcoming bar with a ...More
IncrEdibles clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Riverside Studios Bar London > Nightlife > Bars Crisp Road, W6 |
2.7 miles from IncrEdibles West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ...More
Vinoteca Chiswick London > Nightlife > Wine Bars 18 Devonshire Road, W4 |
30 minutes from IncrEdibles Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ...More
Tea Box London > Nightlife > Bars 7 Paradise Road, TW9 |
34 minutes from IncrEdibles Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ...More
Syon Park London > Business > Venue Hire Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 |
21 minutes from IncrEdibles There have been gardens at Syon for over 500 years. They include herbaceous beds, a large lake, a rose garden with 100 different varieties of old-fashioned ...More
Chiswick House London > Business > Venue Hire Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 |
27 minutes from IncrEdibles 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's Heritage Trees By Masumi YamanakaKew's Heritage Trees By Masumi YamanakaThe exhibition shows a series of new paintings by Kew artist Masumi Yamanaka.2015-05-25T09:30:00+01002015-08-09T00:00:00+0100
Kew's Heritage Trees By Masumi Yamanaka event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting DATES21st February to 9th August 2015 - 9.30am-5pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) The exhibition shows a series of new paintings by Kew artist Masumi Yamanaka.
Photographing Trees Course: WorkshopPhotographing Trees Course: WorkshopFind out how to take close ups of details of bark and blossom as well as showing the size and magnificence of the whole tree.2015-05-28T10:00:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100
Photographing Trees Course: Workshop event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops DATESThursday 28th and Friday 29th May 2015 - 10am-5.30am VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Find out how to take close ups of details of bark and blossom as well as showing the size and magnificence of the whole tree.
Plant IdentificationPlant IdentificationLearn how to identify plants through fascinating detective work with microscopes, a presentation and a guided walk through Kew's living collections.2015-06-04T09:30:00+01002015-06-05T00:00:00+0100
Plant Identification event > Leisure DATESThursday 4th and Friday 5th June 2015 - 9.30am-3pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Learn how to identify plants through fascinating detective work with microscopes, a presentation and a guided walk through Kew's living collections.
A Beginners Guide To Kitchen GardeningA Beginners Guide To Kitchen GardeningLearn how to grow your own vegetables with gardener Joe Archer. Learn the essentials such as site preparation, sowing, protecting your crops and harvesting.2015-06-24T09:30:00+01002015-06-25T00:00:00+0100
A Beginners Guide To Kitchen Gardening event > Leisure DATESWednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June 2015 - 9.30am-3.30pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Learn how to grow your own vegetables with gardener Joe Archer. Learn the essentials such as site preparation, sowing, protecting your crops and harvesting.
Paloma FaithPaloma FaithSoulful, retro-inspired pop music comes courtesy of the London-born, BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter.2015-07-07T18:00:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100
Paloma Faith event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Soul DATESTuesday 7th and Thursday 9th July 2015 - 6pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Soulful, retro-inspired pop music comes courtesy of the London-born, BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter.
Kew the MusicKew the MusicPaloma Faith, Caro Emerald, UB40, The Specials and Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are on the Kew the Music line-up when it returns for more summer concerts in July 2015. The series of outdoor picnic concerts set against the backdrop of the Victorian Temperate House at Kew Gardens has been running for five years now and its sixth y2015-07-07T00:00:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100
Kew the Music event > Concerts DATES7th to 12th Jul 2015 VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Paloma Faith, Caro Emerald, UB40, The Specials and Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are on the Kew the Music line-up when it returns for more summer concerts in July 2015. The series of outdoor picnic concerts set against the backdrop of the Victorian Temperate House at Kew Gardens has been running for five years now and its sixth y... More about this event
Tree Nursery And Compost Heap Tour event > Tours PRICINGFree, plus normal admission charges DATESThursday 9th July 2015 - 2.30pm-4.30pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) An informative behind the scenes tour.
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel PRICINGphone for prices DATESFriday 10th July 2015 - 6pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) The rhythm and blues pianist is accompanied by his 20-piece orchestra.
UB40UB40Reggae, pop and soft rock songs by the veteran Birmingham-formed band, known for the hits Red Red Wine, Don't Break My Heart and I Got You Babe.2015-07-11T18:00:00+01002015-07-11T00:00:00+0100
UB40 event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Reggae DATESSaturday 11th July 2015 - 6pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) Reggae, pop and soft rock songs by the veteran Birmingham-formed band, known for the hits Red Red Wine, Don't Break My Heart and I Got You Babe.
Botany For Botanical Illustrators: Workshop event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops DATESSaturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm VENUEKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) A two-day course learning how to produce more informed works.
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