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Pollinator week at Kew Gardens 17-23 June 2019

This week (17-23 June) it's all about bees.
Picture by Jenna Lee

Celebrate this year’s Pollinator Week (17 – 23 June) with a trip to Kew Gardens where you can learn about bees and experience the drama inside a real beehive with a visit to The Hive. Created to show the importance of bees, The Hive is surrounded by a meadow of British wildflowers, which are the perfect environment for bees to thrive.

Though Kew flowers from all over the world, you can discover native British flowers across the Gardens, including in the Rock Garden or the Arboretum’s woodland walk. Kew Gardens is a great place to learn more about keeping bees happy. UK bee numbers have been in decline for some time but Kew has plenty of suggestions on how to improve our environment to keep them happy.

Kew is a brilliant day out for the whole family and you can combine a general visit with a play in the new Children’s Garden. The garden is a unique place that combines gardening design, science and nature to create something truly incredible. Children will love exploring, learning and playing whilst adults can enjoy a sunny day outdoors. Grab a picnic, a ball and some suncream and visit Kew for some outdoor fun.

All activities including the new Children’s Garden at Kew are included in the price of entry to Kew Gardens £16.50 if booked online or £71 per year (this way you can see this wonderful garden change with the seasons). More information and bookings here.