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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Workshop/Course, Wed 28 Sep 2016, free entry


Local Studies Richmond

020 8734 3309



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Join the Archive team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to discover more about the fascinating history of the Gardens and the people who made Kew Gardens the leading research facility and visitor attraction it is today. The event will give you the chance to see some of the treasures of the Archive, including 18th century plans of the Gardens, letters and diaries up to 200 years old, from important figures in botany such as Charles Darwin, Joseph Banks and Joseph Dalton Hooker, and will include a short tour behind the strong room doors.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 28 Sep 2016 14:30 to 15:30


Free entry

Free but booking is essential - email



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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