Spring at Kew Gardens: 26 April 2014 – 11 am
Join us for a spring outing at Kew Gardens – Bluebells and other spring flowers, ducklings, goslings, and other new-born birds; altogether with the Palm House, the ornamental Chinese Pagoda, the Lily House, the resident peacocks, and the botanical collection that has made Kew justly famous.
Whether you want to photograph the landscape vistas, or use your macro lenses on the orchids, Kew caters to every photographer’s needs.
Where and When to Meet:
The entrance fee is £14.50 or group discount x 10 people £13.05.
We plan to meet outside Kew Gardens Station - Station Parade exit at 11.00 am on 26 April 2014. From there, we’ll make our way to Victoria Gate entrance – a five minute walk.
Photographing on the day:
There are a lot of attractions in Kew Gardens with lots to do and to photograph. We ask that you respect the space and the environment and don’t use a tri-pod in the greenhouses or in areas where space is restricted. We suggest bringing along a mono-pod to limit causing obstructions for other visitors to the gardens.
There several eateries at Kew to buy lunch or bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens.
Why not join us at The Criketers (previously The Rose and Crown) Pub at the end of the day to quench your thirst. The pub is situated on Kew Green not far from the Main Gate to the Gardens. We'll be there from 16:00. Gates close at Kew Gardens at 19:30.
Travel: Kew Gardens station (District Line, London Overground) is the closest London Underground station, and is in zone 3. For those wishing to travel from Waterloo, catch SW Trains to Richmond and change there to the District Line. Be sure to visit the National Rail Journey Planner as there’s a fast train that takes around 20 mins as opposed to almost an hour.
1) If you are coming from central London on the district line, you willhave to come out of the station and cross over the footbridge to be on the Kew Gardens side
2) the Tube/rail closures this weekend: