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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD JANUARY 2015

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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB   
 
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Dates:
26th November 2014 until 3rd January 2015
 
Opening Times
Illuminated trail 5pm-10pm (closed on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 24 and 25 Dec). Timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm. Trail not open every day, see website for details
 
Prices
In adv: £15 (Adults), £10 (Children 4-16yrs), £45 (Family), FREE (Children Under 4) | On gate: £17 (Adults), £12 (Children), £50 (Family)
 
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Christmas at Kew Gardens

This Christmas Kew Gardens opens its doors after dark entrancing visitors on a mile-long illuminated trail through an enchanted winter landscape. In 2014 there's a new trail where you'll find giant light sculptures, the tunnel of lights, and mistletoe moments. In addition, the whole of the beautiful botanic gardens are transformed into a Christmas wonderland with the Christmas village offering family entertainment in the form of festive nibbles, Christmas shopping, nightly live Christmas carols, a Victorian carousel and fairground rides as well as Santa's woodland grotto. On illuminated trail evenings there's a Boutique Christmas market, from 4.30pm until 10pm, selling an assortment of gifts and tempting food treats.

 

About Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the British Woodland Garden to the pulsating humidity of the exotic Palm House, the delicate beauty of the Rose Garden to the soothing tranquillity of the Waterlily House, at Kew you can witness over 40,000 plants embarking on a fascinating journey through their annual cycles - flowering and fruiting, growing and resting. More about Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

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    Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock London

    Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock

    from £43  42% off
    Commerce Road, London, TW8  8GA  19 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    If you want a place to stay that combines the sleepy, leafy charm of West London with access to the town centre, then you could hardly ...More

     
    Hilton London Syon Park London

    Hilton London Syon Park

    from £58  33% off
    Syon Park, London, TW8  8JF  21 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Seven miles from the city centre, London Syon Park brings a touch of contemporary luxury to London's urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites, all ...More

     
    DoubleTree by Hilton London - Ealing London

    DoubleTree by Hilton London - Ealing

    from £55  25% off
    4-5 Hanger Lane, London, W5  3HN  37 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Guests are welcomed with a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Ealing, the perfect enticement to stay at ...More

     
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, Bankside, TW9  3AB  Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The exhibition shows a series of new paintings by Kew artist Masumi Yamanaka....More

     
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    Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, London, TW8  0DS  7 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

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    40 High Street, Brentford, London, TW8  0DS  7 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    An attractive multi-cultural, multi-purpose arts centre on the river in Brentford, Watermans is a real draw in this part of town. The 238-seat theatre shows a ...More

     
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    Tabard Theatre

    2 Bath Road, London, W4  1LW  34 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Located above the Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Tabard Theatre hosts all kinds of live entertainment from experimental work and comedy to Shakespeare. Opened ...More

     
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    The Bull's Head, Barnes

    373 Lonsdale Road, London, SW13  9PY  35 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ...More

     
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    Built in 1631 for merchant Samuel Fortrey, and later acquired by George II as an annexe to Kew House, Kew Palace served as a family country ...More

     
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    Queen Charlotte's Cottage

    Kew Gardens Richmond, Surrey, London, TW9  3AB  Same location as Christmas at Kew Gardens

    King George III's country retreat. Built in 1772 and nestled among bluebell woods, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage was used regularly by the royal family as a cooling summer ...More

     
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    Oliver's Wholefoods Store

    5 Station Approach, Kew, London, TW9  3QB  9 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Oliver's in Kew is how wholefood stores used to be and we wish still were - the giant US-owned Wholefood Stores could learn a thing or ...More

     
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    287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, London, TW9  3LU  13 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    This wonderful flower shop in Kew is run by Zita Elze who won a silver-gilt medal in her RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut. Brazilian by birth, ...More

     
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    229 Chiswick High Road, London, W4  2DW  28 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The Wyndham House flagship butchers on the Fulham Road fast built up a reputation as one of London's best butchers. This third family-run operation in Chiswick ...More

     
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    The Botanist on Kew Green

    3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, London, TW9  3AA  1 minute away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Perched in an enviable position on the corner of Kew Green in Richmond, this charming local re-opened as The Botanist on Kew Green in 2014 with ...More

     
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    10B Kew Green, London, TW9  3BH  3 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The Kew Grill is one of two restaurants that TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson managed to save from the administrators at the begninning of 2009. Along ...More

     
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    Ma Cuisine Bistrot

    The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, London, TW9  3QB  9 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Ma Cuisine is a model of simple sophistication. Fresh ingredients and traditional recipes are handled simply and satisfying with no homage paid to the latest food ...More

     
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    Leiths School of Food and Wine - Evening Classes

    16-20 Wendell Road, London, W12  9RT  2.4 miless away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety of topics ...More

     
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    The Kids Cookery School

    107 Gunnersbury Lane, London, W3  8HQ  28 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ...More

     
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    The Artists Theatre School

    Ealing Studios, London, W5  5EP  36 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ...More

     
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    Walk among the tree tops at Kew Gardens when you take the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway, 18 metres above the ground. Designed by Marks Barfield ...More

     
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    Old Deer Park

    187 Kew Road, Richmond, London, TW9  2AZ  20 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ...More

     
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    Syon Park

    London Road, London, TW8  8JF  21 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Syon Park encompasses 30 acres of gardens and 200 acres of parkland attached to the Duke of Northumberland's London home, Syon House. The attractively landscaped ...More

     
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    The Greyhound

    82 Kew Green, Richmond, London, TW9  3AP  4 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    The smallest of four pubs on Kew Green, The Greyhound closed down in 2009 amid fears for its future. Now back open and with its former ...More

     
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    The Bell and Crown

    11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, London, W4  3PL  7 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    There's very little to choose between the pubs along this exceptionally attractive stretch of the Thames, but The Bell and Crown, a Fuller's pub with good ...More

     
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    The City Barge

    27 Strand on the Green, London, W4  3PH  9 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Following an extensive refurbishment in late May 2014, this historic 14th century Thames-side pub in Chiswick re-opened as The City Barge, a welcoming bar with a ...More

     
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    Riverside Studios Bar

    Crisp Road, London, W6  9RL  2.7 miless away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ...More

     
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    Vinoteca Chiswick

    18 Devonshire Road, London, W4  2HD  30 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ...More

     
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    Tea Box

    7 Paradise Road, London, TW9  1RX  34 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ...More

     
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    Brentford, Middlesex, London, TW8  8JF  21 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    There have been gardens at Syon for over 500 years. They include herbaceous beds, a large lake, a rose garden with 100 different varieties of old-fashioned ...More

     
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    Chiswick House

    Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, London, W4  2RP  27 minutes away from Christmas at Kew Gardens

    One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ...More

     

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    Afternoon TeaAfternoon Tea2nd August 2015Friday 28th August 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Afternoon Tea

    Now On
    Dates1st to 28th August 2015 - 1pm-5pm
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
    Kew the MoviesKew the MoviesKew the MoviesSet within the stunning Kew Gardens, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over two consecutive nights. In 2015 Kew the Movies extends its programme adding a July weekend to its usual September slot. On 22nd and 23rd July you can see last year's Oscar-winning smash hi2nd August 2015Friday 4th September 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Kew the Movies

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    Dates22nd July to 4th September 2015
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    Set within the stunning Kew Gardens, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over two consecutive nights. In 2015 Kew the Movies extends its programme adding a July weekend to its usual September slot. On 22nd and 23rd July you can see last year's Oscar-winning smash hi... More about this event

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    Full of SpiceFull of SpiceFull of SpiceSpices are put in the spotlight this summer at Kew, with the Full of Spice festival running from May through to September. Guests will be transported around the site in rickshaw-inspired vehicles and taught all about the botanical origins of the mystical goods. Why is saffron the most expensive spice in the world and how is turmeric used to dye cer2nd August 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Full of Spice

    Ongoing
    Dates23rd May to 6th September 2015
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    Spices are put in the spotlight this summer at Kew, with the Full of Spice festival running from May through to September. Guests will be transported around the site in rickshaw-inspired vehicles and taught all about the botanical origins of the mystical goods. Why is saffron the most expensive spice in the world and how is turmeric used to dye cer... More about this event

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    Kew's Heritage Trees By Masumi YamanakaKew's Heritage Trees By Masumi YamanakaThe exhibition shows a series of new paintings by Kew artist Masumi Yamanaka.2nd August 2015Sunday 9th August 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Kew's Heritage Trees By Masumi Yamanaka

    Ongoing
    Dates21st February to 9th August 2015 - 9.30am-5pm
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    The exhibition shows a series of new paintings by Kew artist Masumi Yamanaka.

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    50 Years Of Kew At Wakehurst Photography Exhibition50 Years Of Kew At Wakehurst Photography ExhibitionPhotographs taken over the last 50 years which illustrate how the estate and agricultural farmland became a world renowned botanic garden.2nd August 2015Thursday 31st December 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    50 Years Of Kew At Wakehurst Photography Exhibition

    Ongoing
    Dates26th June to 31st December 2015 - 10am-5pm
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    Photographs taken over the last 50 years which illustrate how the estate and agricultural farmland became a world renowned botanic garden.

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    Kingfisher And Badger Watching EveningKingfisher And Badger Watching EveningAn evening walk looking for signs of the animals.3rd August 2015Monday 3rd August 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Kingfisher And Badger Watching Evening

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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    An evening walk looking for signs of the animals.

    Tanabata: Celebrate The Japanese Star Festival At Kew GardensTanabata: Celebrate The Japanese Star Festival At Kew GardensTanabata is the Japanese festival celebrating the coming together of two stars, Orihime & Hikoboshi, who can only meet once a year each summer. Join us at Kew Gardens to enjoy workshops, activities & performances marking this ancient festival.5th August 2015Thursday 6th August 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Tanabata: Celebrate The Japanese Star Festival At Kew Gardens

    Free Event On Soon
    DatesWednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August 2015 - 10.30am-4pm | Pricing Free
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    Tanabata is the Japanese festival celebrating the coming together of two stars, Orihime & Hikoboshi, who can only meet once a year each summer. Join us at Kew Gardens to enjoy workshops, activities & performances marking this ancient festival.

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    Spicy Saturdays: Following The Ancient Spice Trade Route From East To WestSpicy Saturdays: Following The Ancient Spice Trade Route From East To WestSpices are put in the spotlight this summer at Kew, with the Full of Spice festival running from May through to September.8th August 2015Saturday 22nd August 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Spicy Saturdays: Following The Ancient Spice Trade Route From East To West

    Free Event On Soon
    DatesSaturday 8th and Saturday 22nd August 2015 - 12noon-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    Spices are put in the spotlight this summer at Kew, with the Full of Spice festival running from May through to September.

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    Bat EveningBat EveningLearn about the lifestyles of native bat species.11th August 2015Tuesday 11th August 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Bat Evening

    On Soon
    DatesTuesday 11th August 2015 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
     
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 

    Learn about the lifestyles of native bat species.

    Spicy FoodSpicy FoodTry marshmallows made from fruit and alcohol.15th August 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens),   Kew  Richmond    TW9 3AB
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    Spicy Food

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    Dates15th August, 22nd August and 6th September 2015 - 10am-6pm
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