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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Workshop/Course, Thu 18 Jul 2019



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Led by the designer of Kew's magnificent Great Broad Walk Borders Richard Wilford, this course will introduce basic concepts of planting design to help you create your own beautiful summer border.

From the beginning of June to the end of September, the summer garden can be a riot of colour.
But when starting to plan a summer border, knowing what to plant where can be daunting.
This course is run by the designer of the magnificent Great Broad Walk Borders in Kew Gardens, Richard Wilford. It will introduce basic concepts of planting design to help you create your own beautiful summer border.
Focusing on planting styles, structure, form and of course, the huge range of colourful, summer-flowering herbaceous perennials, there will be plenty to inspire you.
The course will include a walking tour around parts of Kew, including the Great Broad Walk Borders.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 18 Jul 2019 10:30 to 16:00


£80 (£70 concessions or members)



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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.
For further information visit

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