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The History of Kew Gardens
April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm£2
Lecture by Mary Done at the Barnes and Mortlake History Society
Mary Done of the Kew Society retraces the history of Kew Gardens. There have been privately owned gardens on this site since the 16th century, and the Royal Botanical Gardens were opened to the public in 1840. Today they house the most diverse plant collection in the world.
The Barnes and Mortlake History Society promotes interest in the local history of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Original research is encouraged and there are several new publications each year.
From September to April the Society presents a lecture each month. The emphasis is on local history but the programmes are varied and include a wide range of topics.
Non-members are very welcome and are asked to make a payment of £2.
The Kew Society, which is more than 100 years old, is an influential organisation dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew with its historic legacy of buildings and green spaces.
At St Mary’s Barnes, Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 9HL
More details on the Barnes and Mortlake History Society website