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Horrible Science


Kew is making science fun for all this summer with immersive activities and fascinating facts, inspired by the Horrible Science series.

Based on the bestselling books written by Nick Arnold and illustrated by Tony De Saulles, Horrible Science will be a chance for budding scientists to roll up their sleeves and discover the nastier side of nature. This will be a celebration of science like you’ve never known it before, with a focus on all things unusual, trivial and decidedly dreadful.

Do you eat your greens? Or do you find all vegetables vile? Unveil some foul facts and find out what makes Vicious Veg so grotty, gross and gruesome. Look out for Fiendish Flowers, discover the secrets of the Foul Fungi, and meet some characters in Greedy Greenery who will reveal how they battle for the sun and find the light they need to grow.

There will be plenty to explore all summer long, so keep an eye out for more horrible highlights – special events, talks and activities throughout the school holidays.

Guide Prices

Included with entry to the Gardens

Book Tickets Online



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Horrible Science

Type:Wildlife & Nature Event

Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tel: 020 8332 5655

Opening Times

Season (20 July 2024 - 1 Sept 2024)

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