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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Workshop/Course, from 10 Oct 2019



Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 1 Feb - Fri 20 Dec Introduction to the Gardens
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 27 Oct Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 27 Oct Exotica
Wed 3 Jul - Sun 29 Sep Climb the Great Pagoda
Tue 17 Sep Health walks for people living with dementia
Tue 17 Sep Mindfulness


The aim of this four-day course is to help you on the first steps to designing your own garden. We’ll look at how you can get to know the particular constraints of your space, to develop ideas and an outline plan. We’ll then look at how you put that plan into action with sessions on how to
approach construction and developing a planting design. Week 1: Getting to know your garden
Week 2: Developing a plan Week 3: Detailing and building your garden Week 4: Planting for your new garden This course is aimed at amateur gardeners who are keen to develop their own gardens. It will be classroom based and provide useful design tools and approaches. Some
knowledge of garden plants will be useful but is not essential. The course is run in collaboration with the London College of Garden Design, the leading training college for professional garden design

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

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 10 Oct 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Thu 17 Oct 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Thu 7 Nov 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Thu 14 Nov 2019 10:30 to 16:30


Course fee: £480 (£430 Concessions, Kew members)
(maximum capacity 25 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.
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