image for Workshop/Course item typePlanning a herb garden at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Workshop/Course, Sat 20 Jul 2019



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If you’ve ever dreamt of having your own herb garden, why not come on this popular one-day introductory course and explore the medieval ideals of beauty, usefulness and pleasing aromas in the garden. Take the opportunity to learn what might work in your own space from both the point of view of design and harvesting. Examples of growing both decorative and useful herbs for small urban settings or larger country gardens will offer inspiration for planting schemes. Explore use of colour, form, foliage texture, perfume and usefulness to gain the best effect. Whether your aim is a wildflower garden with a natural appearance, an ordered knot garden or a selection of potted herbs to brighten and transform a balcony or patio, there will be something for everyone. You’ll get to know the herbs involved through images, herbarium samples and an all-important walk to the Queen’s Garden in Kew to see the plants growing – and literally smell the roses!

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Jul 2019 10:30 to 16:30


Course fee: £80 (£70 Concessions, Kew members)
(maximum capacity 15 places)



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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 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 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