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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Christmas Event, Wed 23 Nov 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

Contact

Kew Gardens

020 8332 5655

Address

Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 3AB

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 23 Nov - Mon 2 Jan Christmas at Kew
Wed 17 Sep - Sun 5 Mar Flora Japonica exhibition
Sat 18 Jun - Fri 23 Dec Pollination Trail
Sat 23 Jul - Fri 23 Dec Pollination Trail
Tue 13 Dec Plant of the month guided tour
Tue 20 Dec Plant of the month guided tour

Details

Now in its fourth year, our new 2016 winter trail is inspired by the Gardens themselves, as the trees, temples and glasshouses of Kew are playfully lit and all aglow.

Enter between two giant Christmas trees festooned with ribbon and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour. Follow the path between a carpet of light gently swaying like blossom and stop for a moment of reflection at the scented Fire Garden inspired by Five Gold Rings from The Twelve Days of Christmas. Continue towards glittering trees dripping with giant crystals and gaze at colour-changing reeds rising high into the night sky. Just ahead glimpse the Tunnel of Lights, this year animated by over 60,000 lights making patterns and pictures to a festive soundtrack.

Don’t forget to stop for a Kew karaoke at the Christmas Juke Box before strolling the fairy-tale avenue of flora dotted across the Crystal Lawn. Pause at Mistletoe Moment before continuing the woodland walk between larger-than-life clusters of candles. This year, framed by sparkling hedges, the Palm House Pond springs to life with brightly coloured laser beams, fans of light and flickering orbs that dance in time to music inspired by much-loved Christmas classics.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 23 Nov 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017 17:00 to 22:00

Prices

Adults £16.00-£20.00
Friends of Kew £13.00-£17.00
Family 2 adults and 2 children (4 - 16 yrs) £48.00 - £58.00
Child 4 - 16 yrs £10.00 - £12.00

Location

Directions

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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.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • 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