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A recent quote from a member in response to one our our planning updates  “Thank you very much for the updates – they are most welcome and useful. I appreciate that a lot of work goes into making action look so straightforward. Please keep up the good work on our behalf as members of Kew community who benefit so much from The Kew Society”

 

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The Kew Society
13 Ruskin Avenue, Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 4DR

Annual Subscription
Family/Couple – £16.00
Senior Citizen/Student – £6.00
Senior Citizen Couple – £12.00
Individual – £10.00
Corporate – £25.00

(Renewable on September 1st each year)

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    6:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    Kew Palace, also known as the Dutch House, was built in 1631 for a Flemish merchant, Samuel Fortrey and his wife, Catherine de Latfeur.  Their initials remain carved over the entrance to Kew Palace.

    The house was leased by Queen Caroline and later bought by George III who spent happy summers at Kew Palace with his wife, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children.   It was an important refuge during his infamous episodes of 'madness'. After Queen Charlotte died in 1818, Kew Palace was closed up.  It was acquired by RBG Kew 80 years later and opened to the public for the first time.

    The Royal Kitchens, next to the Palace, are preserved from the time of Queen Charlotte's death in 1818. The Great Kitchen and preparation rooms give an insight into Georgian culinary life and the servants who worked there.

    We will finish our tour by raising a glass to royal toasts, hosts and maybe ghosts!

    Please note that there is a lift in the palace but not in the kitchens where there are a lot of steps.

    Tickets for members only: £8 to include a glass of wine

    To book tickets using a creditcard click here (with fees via eventbrite)

    To pay by cheque (no fees) please click here to down load the form