10 Day Count Down – Kew
We can’t quite believe it, but it’s only 10 days to go until the Silk River UK Walks kick off! On the 15th Sept we will visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and celebrate their historic and contemporary links with India.
There are still places available on the walk but they are filling up quickly.
Read more, see the route map and book your place here: 15th Sept Kew Walk
It will be a journey of surprises from Kew to Southend, with speakers, music, performances and lots of walking!
The whole UK walking programme can be viewed here: UK Walks
There are still a few places left on the India Walks, for more info go here: India Walks
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, their staff and partners for the facilitation of this day of the walks. They are providing speakers and a really unique view of their collection, amongst other things.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is the world’s leading botanic garden, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction. It is home to the world’s largest collection of living plants and has over seven million preserved plant specimens for research. During the British presence in India it is known that many species were shipped back from Kolkata to Kew.
They use the power of science and the rich diversity of the gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
Through the Silk River project they hope to engage community groups, existing visitors and new audiences in learning about Kew’s unique links to India and Kolkata, through an enriching and exciting hands-on creative artistic experience.
They hope that the project will bring many local people together through walking, talking and creating a large-scale silk scroll that vibrantly captures and interprets the unique learning experiences of a fascinating journey around Kew Gardens, starting and finishing from the River Thames at Brentford Gate.