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Interested in learning about the history of the World Heritage Site Kew Gardens? Join us at Twickenham Library on Friday 18th October.

Speaker Tom Edbrooke will host an illustrated talk covering the history of the Gardens from its original 9 acres to its present size. Expect to learn about the fascinating landscape architects who designed the Gardens and its buildings both past and present.

The event is free, and no booking is required. It starts at 11.00am and ends at 12.15pm.

Cllr John Coombs, Lead Member for Libraries and Culture, said:

“This is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of one of the most amazing botanical gardens in the world. There will be tea, cake and plenty of opportunity to chat!”

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– from a Richmond Council press release - 17 October 2019