Kew's Summer Festival: Incredible Edibles at Kew Gardens - Museums & Attractions - Time Out London
May 25-Nov 3
Time Out says
Kew's summer festival is dedicated to the diversity of edible plants. The Global Garden, situated on the Great Lawn opposite Kew Palace, will feature more than 90 edible plants from around the globe - including grapes, pomegranate and olive trees planted in raised beds - along with stories about their origins and cultural heritage. The Palm House parterre will be planted up as a rainforest larder, emphasising the many exotic, edible plants that we consume. In the Princess of Wales Conservatory there's a chance to see a coffee plantation while learning about the 100 species of coffee now known to science. New beds highlight various plant families. There are also tips on growing veg by Kew students and, in October, an autumn harvest. The centrepiece is a display created by architectural foodsmiths Bompas & Parr.