September 13, 2014 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 13th September at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk around Kew!
We have 3 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP. If you've never attended before, all three guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).
About the walk
The earliest written reference to Kew is thought to be contained in Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars, as the location where the Roman Army forded the Thames on their first invasion of Britain in 54 BC.
The name Kew is a combination of two words: the Old French kai (landing place) and Old English hoh (spur of land). The land spur is the bend in the Thames.
The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew are a World Heritage site but Kew has much more to offer. We'll learn of Kew Palace as a royal residence and discover the delights of Kew Green where those who served the palace made their homes.
There's a chance to visit St Anne's Church where royals worshipped and famous artists were buried. All this plus fantastic riverside views.
Please note, on the guided walk, we will not enter Kew Gardens itself.
The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 3 groups and we will be guided by Rachel (1:45pm), Diane Burstein (2:00pm) and Val (2:15pm). It will last about 2 hours.
Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).
Afterwards we will head to 'The Botanist' pub at 3-5 Kew Green for a chat over a drink.
If you can't see us outside the station, please call.
Hope to see you there!
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