• Sat
    2:00 pmSt Anne's Church Kew Green.

    74th Flower & Produce show 2018
    Saturday August 25th 2018
    2pm onwards.
    Prize giving at 4.30pm

    The Kew Horticultural Society’ Summer Show is taking place this year on |Saturday 25 August in The St Anne’s Church Hall, Kew Green.

    They are naturally keen to encourage everyone not just to visit the Show but also to join in the fun and try their hand at exhibiting.

    This is a show for everyone, as the classes  listed in the entry form demonstrate.  And so we hope there is an opportunity here for you to exhibit the best things you have grown, whether  in your garden or a pot plant on a windowsill.

    And of course there will be a tea tent and a plant stall too!

    74th Flower and Produce Show - Entry Form



  • Sat
    8:45 amWestminster Abbey

    Following the fast sellout of the September tour we are delighted to be able to offer a second tour.

    This guided tour of Westminster Abbey will be with Blue Badge Guide, Helen Bartolome, a Kew Society member.

    An additional offer, following Helen’s tour, is the opportunity to visit the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, named in honour of the 60th anniversary of HM The Queen’s reign, and located high above the Abbey floor. Access if via the staircase (108 steps) or the lift.  The Galleries, in the eastern triforium, were built c 1250 during the reign of King Henry III.

    Used as a viewing gallery for coronations and royal funerals, the Galleries now display over 300 objects from the Abbey’s collection and tell the story of its thousand-year history.

    Ticket prices

    £25 for Concessions : Westminster Abbey only

    £28 for Adults : Westminster Abbey only

    £30 for Concessions : Westminster Abbey + Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery

    £33 for Adults : Westminster Abbey + Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery

    Booking details

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

    To pay by credit card via eventbrite (with fees)  click here  

    Meeting details

    We are meeting at Kew Gardens underground station at 8.45 hrs to take the district line tube.

    Any problems on the day please call Sue May on 07871 261 467



  • Mon
    6:45 pmThe National Archives

    To all members, please join us at The National Archives for our Annual General Meeting.

    We will welcome you at 6.45pm for a drink with the committee, followed by the AGM at 7pm.

    Afterwards there will be a chance to socialise and catch up with other members and the committee.

    We look forward to seeing you then.

  • Sun
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Following the two successful tours in August, we are very pleased to be able to offer this new date to our members, see below for booking details.

    Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.  After an interesting history which includes 'airmens goggles' it was bought by Professor Harold Livermore and his wife Ann in 1947. They were careful custodians of the house and its precious heritage, and well-informed collectors of art relating to Turner and his time. In the 1950s they secured Grade 2* listing for the building. Professor Livermore set up The Sandycombe Lodge Trust, now Turner’s House Trust, in 2005 and on his death at the age of 95 in 2010, the Trust became the owner of Sandycombe.

    Please join us for a guided tour either at 2pm or 3pm.

    Please note that within the house, only the ground floor drawing room is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. The garden, and toilet is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Ticket price £6 per person.

    To buy tickets with a cheque (no fees) click here to download the form

    To buy tickets via credit or debit card (with fees via eventbrite) click here



  • Sat
    10:00 amGreen Dragon Lane, Over Kew Bridge

    To address concerns about the poor quality of London water, Kew Bridge works opened in 1838 to pump, treat and supply water until 1944. This is a wonderful chance to see the steam engines in action and to hear about their fascinating history.
    Join us for a tour (The Cornish and Rotative engines should be running) followed by a chance to chat over tea and biscuits.

    Tickets are;
    £12.50 per Adult (no concessions)
    £7.50 for children (under 16)

    Please note that parking is minimal at the museum and public transport is advisable. The 65 bus stops outside. There are a considerable number of stairs within the museum however approximately 85% of the museum is accessible to wheelchair users via rising platform lifts.

    To book tickets;

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

    Click here to pay with credit or debit card via eventbrite (with fees)


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Event Information:

  • Wed
    7pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

    We are delighted that Lucinda Ganderton has agreed to talk to The Kew Society. She will reveal how Queen Victoria's laundry was washed in Richmond and transported here by a special train. The Royal laundry, designed by Prince Albert, stood in Kew Foot Road and for nearly 80 years dealt with a vast amount of royal washing from bloomers and petticoats to table linen and cleaning cloths.

    Bring along your friends & neighbours for this evening. Doors open at 6.45pm.

    Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non members.