Families staying in central London hotels looking for some greenery after enjoying the Big Smoke may be interested in experiencing Start@Kew.
Kew Gardens is hosting the event to celebrate simple sustainable living ideas that visitors can start doing to make a positive impact on the environment.
Start@Kew offers kids’ and family activities, a performance area, exhibits, demonstrations and interactive experiences to show the proven benefits of conservation.
Joey Tabone, chief executive of Start, says: “The gorgeous environment of Kew and its connection with the natural world is the perfect setting for inspiring people.
“Everyone who comes to Kew at the end of August will be guaranteed a stimulating and memorable family day out – and of course a great Start experience that will be truly inspirational.”
Professor Angela McFarlane, the director of public engagement and learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens welcomed the exhibit.
“We are delighted to be working with Start to welcome the festival to the gardens,” she commented, adding: “[The exhibit will] help each and every one of us to understand how we can make a start at living more sustainably.”
She said Start@Kew reflects the group’s dedication to promoting plant-based solutions for the problems caused by environmental change.
Guests will be able to enjoy Start@Kew alongside all the other features that the park has to offer.
Pre-booked walking tours of Kew Gardens can be arranged, which last approximately one hour.
The tour takes in the highlights of the season, explores the exotic plants in the glasshouses and explains the history and work of Kew.
Guests looking to soak up knowledge may be interested in the exhibits and talks available at Kew.
Plants in Peril runs until October 16th, is presented by Dr Shirley Sherwood, and aims to educate attendees about the endangered plant species around the world.
Additionally, visitors can enjoy the photography exhibition illustrating Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.
Consisting of 43 photographs, the exhibit explores proven solutions for environmental problems.