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Spring at Kew Gardens

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.

Please note:

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:


http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/emails/tube/planned-weekend-closures-27apr-a4.pdf

 

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  • Andrew M.

    Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves, and it only rained once!
    Please do upload your wonderful photos, but maximum of 5!

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great day out - enjoyed it so much that I bought the annual membership. Now all I have to do is sift through my 500 shots of Norman the peacock and 250 pics of the ducklings and all will be well... :-)

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Gabriel E.

    Hi all. Alas won't now be turning up to pub. Really enjoyable time taking photos from areas not previously vusited.

    April 26, 2014

  • Sophie W.

    Walking to Victoria gate now, if anyone is running late feel free to catch us up there!

    April 26, 2014

  • Sophie W.

    Hi Paul, catch up with us in Kew if you want to! Still at the station for late arrivals!

    April 26, 2014

  • Paul D.

    Alex. Scratch me from the list please. I managed to catch yhe wrong bus and am now at least 30 minutes away. Idiot!!

    April 26, 2014

  • Sally

    Hi there, I am at Victoria gate now...see you all in a minute!

    April 26, 2014

  • Paul D.

    Same here. If you're ready don't wait for me. I'll catch you up

    April 26, 2014

  • Sophie W.

    Thanks for the info both of you- we're outside the station by the Fullers pub when you get here!

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running five mins late between Hammersmith and Kew Station, but it looks like a few others are on this train, too. :-)

    April 26, 2014

    • Gabriel E.

      Different train but also running a bit late

      April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately due to a flat tyre I don't think I going make it. If I get there later I'll try and find you .

    April 26, 2014

  • Anna L

    any other similar trips planned this Spring time? Not sure if I can make tomorrow, but inspired by Spring!

    April 25, 2014

  • Linda B

    Unfortunately I'm now unable to attend tomorrow. Great shame as I was looking forward to this one! I'll have to make sure I make my own way there soon, as I haven't been for years. Have a great day!

    April 25, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Sarah
    Generally every spring, as there is more to photograph

    April 25, 2014

  • Sassy S.

    Really sorry I've now changed my RSVP as being dragged to a meeting. So upset. Will you be running this again please?

    April 25, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Just a note before Saturday:
    1) I have updated the travel information - the overground is partly closed, but the underground is open [but watch the closure east of Embankment if anyone is coming from the East]
    2) On arrival at Kew Station from central London, you will need to exit and cross over to the other side where we will be [ie outsie the north/east bound platform]
    3) the weather forecast is for showers and some sunny spells so come with waterproof clothing [but note it can be hot inside some of the conservatories]

    April 24, 2014

    • Gabriel E.

      I've never done it but no reason why I couldn't get one person in and then leave and get another and another - maybe from different gates.

      April 25, 2014

    • Gabriel E.

      Bit naughty and given that Kew Gdns is looking to save money/lay off researchers think it unwise

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everybody! I am sorry, I can't make it and have to change my rsvp. That's a pity...I have always wanted to go to the Kew Gardens and still haven't been able to! Have a lovely time :)

    April 25, 2014

  • Simon L.

    Hi Sounds great but I cant do this weekend unfortunately. Ill look out for the next one.

    April 24, 2014

  • Jane

    Hi, I've just joined. Unfortunately cannot get to this one but I'm looking forward to joining up for the first meet I can make.

    April 21, 2014

  • steveb

    I'll pass on this meet as I only visited Kew last Saturday. You'll have a great time there.

    April 20, 2014

    • Gabriel E.

      ooh. You light weight. Well I'd have you know I was there today and will still be going. Didn't actually take my camera today which is more reason for going next week as didn't get chance to shoot pics of the 13 lizards which are in the Princess Wales Conservatory.

      April 20, 2014

    • steveb

      Gabriel, in time you'll learn to always cary a camera and never miss an opportunity.

      April 20, 2014

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