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.

Come and join us – get in touch

NEWS

Telephone Boxes Telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL) Update [more]
Bell and Crown pub and restaurant at Strand on the Green (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/1790) Upda [more]

EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmSt Anne's Church Hall, Kew Green.

    Don't miss this fascinating talk on Capability Brown, or to address him correctly,  Lancelot Brown,  celebrating the anniversary of his birth 300 years ago.

    Brown was appointed by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland at Syon House to undertake major landscaping work and as a result was commissioned by King George III to redesign Richmond Gardens (as Kew Gardens was known then) Apparently there are still some trees in Rhododendron Dell dating back to his plantings.

    We are fortunate to have two speakers this evening:

    Chris Sumner, an architect and historian is a Trustee and former Chair of the London Parks & Gardens Trust and Chair of the Planning & Conservation working group. Chris also worked for English Heritage and the Greater London Council.

    Susan Darling, has a background in science and an MA in Garden History and is now a freelance landscape and garden history researcher and co-ordinates research at the London Parks & Gardens Trust.

    Tickets are £3 for members & £5 for non-members.

    Refreshments available at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30

    Book online here for tickets (fees)

    Download this form to pay by cheque (no fees)