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.

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Kew Gardens, Kew Rd, Richmond TW9 3AB

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants. The Evolution House contains a permanent...

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Transport Kew Gardens ,Kew Bridge rail


020 8332 5655

Winter opening hours (until Feb 1 2013): 9.30am-4.15pm daily (last adm 30 mins before closing; glasshouses, galleries & treetop walkway close 3.45pm)

£14.50, £12.50 concs, accompanied under-17s free