Trip to Kew Gardens Join Carers Support Merton for a day out to Kew Gardens Kew is London's largest World Heritage site offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Their collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the gardens and inside their glasshouses. Iconic artist Dale Chihuly will be exhibiting his luminous glass artworks in Kew’s spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK.The celestial vibrant blue masterpiece Sapphire Star will welcome you as you walk through Victoria Gate. Unique art installations will be situated across the grounds, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. There is so much to see and do at Kew Gardens including:- The Great Pagoda:Visible for miles around, the Great Pagoda was completed in 1762. This ten-storey octagonal structure is almost 50m high and is one of Kew Gardens' landmark buildings. The Marianne North Gallery: Marianne North was a remarkable Victorian artist with a great eye for botanical detail. In this extraordinary gallery, you can see 833 of her paintings displayed in geographical order, which she hung after travelling around the world. The Palm House: An iconic Victorian glasshouse, the rainforest climate inside supports a unique collection of tropical plants from some of the most threatened environments on Earth. The Waterlily House: The hottest and most humid environment at Kew. In summer the pond is home to giant waterlilies, lotus and other exotic plants. Kew's arboretum: A living library of over 14,000 trees, many of them dating back to the 18th century when Kew's first director, Sir William Hooker, gave it shape. Entrance to the gardens are FREE although you are invited to make a voluntary donation of £3.00 to help us continue to be able to bring carers in Merton outings and workshops. You will need to bring a picnic lunch or there are various cafes and restaurants where you can purchase refreshments. We will be travelling by train from Wimbledon Station leaving at 9.30am - please ensure you have your own Oyster card or pass. Alternitvely you can meet us at Victoria Gate at approx 10:30am. To find out more about Kew Gardens visit the website www.kew.org/ For more information contact d[email protected] or call 0208 646 7515 Places are only available to those registered with carers Support Merton. Limited to the carer and the person they care for.