We are delighted to announce that our AGM will be held at the wonderful Kew Gardens. We will welcome guests with coffee and a chance to catch up with each other before our AGM. The formal meeting will be followed by a talk from Dr Anne-Marie Williamson, R&D Refreshment Discover Director at Unilever, on “Sustainability in the flavour industry”. Our second speaker will be Nick Barnes known as “The Chilli Doctor” who will discuss “The chilli decision tree”, exploring how we use chilli and understanding the vast array of varieties.
Approximate timings, 11am arrive, coffee and AGM, 11.30 – 12.30pm speakers and then lunch will be served at around 12.45pm.
After lunch you will be free to wander the gardens at your leisure. Kew is currently running “Full of Spice”, a summer festival bursting with taste, scent and colour. You can smell, taste and explore your way around this summer festival. Click here to visit the Kew Gardens website.
Tickets are priced at £25 for members and £50 for non-members which includes lunch and the chance to explore the gardens. Please complete and return the form to book your place.
We are only able to accommodate a small group to this wonderful venue so please send your application in as soon as possible to secure your place.
Closest entrance for The Orangery is Elizabeth Gate. Directions can be found on the website and we have given some details below.
We look forward to seeing you there!
How to get there:
By London Underground
Kew Gardens Station (District Line – Richmond branch and London Overground) is the closest London Underground station, and is in zone 3.
Kew Gardens Station is 400 metres from the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens. Exit the station past the parade of shops, cross Sandycombe Road at the zebra crossing and walk down Lichfield Road (opposite) to reach Victoria Gate.
If you are a wheelchair user or find stairs difficult, there is no direct accessible exit to Kew Gardens from the westbound platform. It is advisable to continue your journey to Richmond (one stop) and catch a tube or train back to Kew Gardens, where the eastbound platform leads out via a level exit to the Kew village area. From here it is a distance of approximately 400 metres to the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens on Kew Road.
Click here for the Transport for London Journey Planner
Train services (South West Trains) from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, stop at Kew Bridge Station. Kew Bridge Station is 800 metres from the Elizabeth Gate entrance to the Gardens via Kew Bridge. For more information call 08457 484950.
The London Overground service from Stratford stops at Kew Gardens Station.
Richmond station is served by National Rail and there is a lift to street level and level access to the pavement from the station concourse. The bus stop for the local bus route which travels in the direction of Kew Gardens (65, in the direction of Ealing Broadway) is on the opposite side of the street from the station. The bus stops near two of the gates to the Gardens: Lion Gate and Victoria Gate.