Fun at the Kew Horticultural Society Show

Update 30/08/2017

We were incredibly lucky to have glorious weather for the Kew Horticultural Flower & Produce Show on Kew Green last Saturday, now in its 73rd year.

Congratulations to all those hard working volunteers from the Kew Horticultural Society.

Here are a few photos of the day.

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Event Information:

  • Wed
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    Restoration of The Great Pagoda

    Talk by the Royal Historic Palaces about the project to conserve the ‘Great Pagoda’

    Speakers : Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Historic Buildings Curators at Historic Royal Palaces

    Venue: The National Archives, Kew, Richmond. TW9 4DU

    Doors open at 6.30, talk starts at 7pm (ending by 8.30pm)

    Parking available via Bessant Drive

    The Kew Society is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to hear more about the project to conserve the Great Pagoda. This is a two-year restoration project to return the building to its former glory. The Pagoda is expected to reopen to the public in 2018.

    Kew’s iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762. The ten storey octagonal structure is 163ft high (almost 50 meters) The Pagoda was one of the jewels in the crown of Georgian London and designed at the height of the 18th century craze for Chinoiserie. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each corner. There were 80 dragons in all, each covered in a thin kind of glass in many colours. The completed project will offer one of the earliest and finest birds eye views of London.

    Please come along and tickets will be available at the door on the night - bring a friend or neighbour. 

    Kew Society Members: £3

    Non members: £5

    Pagoda DSCN5430a (1)

    Photo by Caroline Blomfield