News

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Richmond in Bloom

Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 22/06/2018 We have today submitted our entry for Best Village in Bloom in the Richmond in Bloom competition. Last year we won the Schooling Cup for Best Village (on display in the lobby of The National Archives) and a Silver Gilt award (certificate on display at Kew…

Richmond Park conservation film is a winner at the Charity Film Awards 2018

The wildlife conservation and protection film, Richmond Park – National Nature Reserve, presented by Sir David Attenborough, has won the best ‘Longform’ film in the 2018 national Charity Film Awards. The Friends of Richmond Park would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for the film to enable it to reach the…

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment

Kew Biothane Plant redevelopment Update 12/06/2018 Red and Yellow are holding two drop in exhibitions where you can see their proposals for the redevelopment of the Kew Biothane Plant site and ask them any questions. The exhibitions are at Kew Riverside Primary School on Thursday 5th July from 19.00-21.30 and Saturday 7th July from 10.30-14.30….

Heathrow expansion – the facts you should know

Heathrow expansion proposals Update 15/06/2018 Richmond Council published a press release on the lack of evidence of need for a third runway. You can see what they have said here. The release is based on the substantial body of evidence prepared by the Richmond Heathrow Campaign  which you can see below. Update 13/06/2018 The Richmond Heathrow…

Chiswick Curve (Land at Chiswick Roundabout) Public Inquiry

Land at Chiswick Roundabout Public Inquiry Chiswick Curve (Hounslow Council ref P/2015/5555 and 5560 and appeal refs APP/F5540/W/17/3180962 and APP/F5540/Z/17/3173208) Update 14/06/2018 A further timetable revision for this public inquiry is available here: Inquiry Programme 13 6 18 Update 12/06/2018 The Inquiry started today with opening statements, including from the Kew Society. Several of your Committee…

NEWS

Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 22/06/2018 We have today submitted our entry f [more]
The wildlife conservation and protection film, Richmond Park – National Nature Reserve, presented [more]

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)

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