image for Art Exhibition item typeExotica at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Art Exhibition, Sat 13 Apr - Sun 27 Oct 2019



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Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 1 Feb - Fri 20 Dec Introduction to the Gardens
Fri 8 Feb - Sun 8 Mar Orchids
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 27 Oct Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 27 Oct Exotica
Sat 19 Oct - Sun 3 Nov Autumn Antics
Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct Tremendous trees walking tour


This exhibition celebrates the excitingly exotic and different in the plant world.

Exotica are defined as interesting, unusual objects seen in unfamiliar surroundings, far away from their distant countries of origin.

Come and see our stunning new collection of around 30 paintings, depicting waterlilies, lotus, water hyacinth, passion flowers and more.

See a beautifully delicate painting of the smallest waterlily in the world, next to a fearsome thorny giant waterlily from Bali, and the famous Encephalartos woodii, a cycad from South Africa and the oldest plant in the Temperate House.

Many of these striking unfamiliar plants can be found growing somewhere at Kew but often originate in the southern hemisphere tropics.

The exhibition's paintings were mostly created in the subject plant’s native country although some specimens were drawn in the glasshouses here at Kew.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 27 Oct 2019


Included with entry to the Gardens.



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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