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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Film, Sat 2 Jul - Sun 30 Oct 2016


Kew Gardens

020 8332 5655



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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 Jul - Sun 30 Oct Bee films
Wed 17 Sep - Sun 5 Mar Flora Japonica exhibition
Fri 1 Jul - Fri 28 Oct Meet Kew's Experts: bees
Sat 18 Jun - Fri 23 Dec Pollination Trail
Sat 23 Jul - Fri 23 Dec Pollination Trail
Fri 24 Oct - Tue 1 Nov Save Kew's spices from The Great Spice Heist!


Gain an insight into the lives of bees with these short films telling the story of bees.

Drop into the film room in the Princess of Wales Conservatory to watch an inspiring range of films offering an insight into the lives of bees and an exploration of plants and pollination.

The Life of the Honey Bee (1911)

A silent film by Charles Mason charting the life of a honey bee.
Courtesy of BFI

The First 21 Days of a Bee’s life

After raising bees in his back garden, photographer Anand Varma created this beautiful film. It shows us one of the reasons for a worrying decline in bee health, the parasitic varroa mite.
Courtesy of National Geographic

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination (2011)

The recent puzzling loss of honey bees inspired filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg to produce his film “The Wings of Life”. This excerpt captures the world of pollination in captivating slow motion.
Courtesy of TED

“Into” – Be (2016)

Experience the soundtrack to The Hive and imagine the sound of British summertime through a bee’s viewpoint.
Courtesy of Wolfgang Buttress

These short films will be playing on a loop throughout the day, no booking necessary, just turn up!

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Jul - Sun 30 Oct 2016 10:00 to 17:30


Included with admission price to the Gardens



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Map reference: TQ 187773  Lat: 51.48254 Long: -0.29120

Public transport is very convenient and there is limited parking. Victoria Gate, the principal gate, is on Kew Road (A307) and is a 7 minute walk from Kew Gardens Station.
Tube : Kew Gardens
Train : Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge
Bus: 65, 237, 267, 391
Car:Coming from the south or west on the A316 or M3 motorway (which becomes the A316) turn left at the Richmond roundabout onto Kew Road (A307). You will see the Pagoda to your left - park in a permitted place, alongside the Gardens, on Kew Road.
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Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available