About The Kew Society

About The Kew Society

The Kew Society, which is more than 100 years old, is an influential organisation dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew with its historic legacy of buildings and green spaces.

In 1987 the Kew Society became a registered charity.

Main Aims of The Kew Society

Main Aims of The Kew Society

To review all planning applications in Kew with special regard to the architectural integrity and character of the neighbourhood.

To play an active role in the improvement of local amenities.

Keeping residents in touch with what is happening in their community.

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

Works closely with Local Government Councillors and the local Member of Parliament

Monitors all the planning applications and comments as needed

Makes representations to public and private organisations

Works with other organisations involved with local environmental issues including our green spaces, the towpath, pollution and aircraft noise.

Committee and Volunteers

Committee and Volunteers

The Kew Society is run by unpaid volunteers.  The Executive Committee meets eleven times a year while sub-committees look after particular areas of interest.

The Society organises community events including parties, picnics, lectures and outings and produces the Kew Society Newsletter with information about general local issues, events, planning matters and forthcoming activities.

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    11:00 amSyon Park, Brentford.

    Private Tour of Syon House and Garden

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    Following on with the theme from the talk on May 4th, The Kew Society is linking with Syon House to celebrate the 300th birthday of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, landscape designer for both Syon House and Kew Gardens. We are delighted to be offered a chance to be taken round the House and Gardens by tour guides with specialist knowledge of Syon House.

    Today, Syon House is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th century. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by interior designer Robert Adam for Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland in the 18th century and the interiors are an architectural tour de force - the great hall may be Adam's finest classical work. The Gardens within the 200-acre park were transformed by 'Capability' Brown and feature a stunning domed conservatory.

    The House tour scheduled 11am - 12.30pm is followed by lunch (not included in the price, but a group table will be reserved in the restaurant) The Gardens tour starts at 2pm.

    Tickets are £12 for members and £14 for members guest(s)

    Click here to book online (with fees)

    Click here to download the form to pay by cheque (no fees)

    Syon House has many stairs which may make the event unsuitable for members with restricted mobility. Car sharing may be possible. Please email events@kewsociety.org  if you can either offer a lift or would like one. There is a free car park at Syon House but it is a distance from the house without any nearby dropping off point available.