A trip to Kew just the ticket to vanquish winter blues

Gardeners fed up with the cold weather disrupting their pastime may wish to head to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew this month.

The Kew Mutual Improvement Society is hosting the world famous series of lectures that attracts gardeners from all over the UK and beyond each January.

Gardeners can warm up for getting back into their greenhouses and gardens by attending talks such as Tessa Mills Rodrigues: Horticulture, Conservation and Aliens, which kicks off proceedings on January 5th.

This is followed by what is bound to be an interesting lecture from broadcaster Jekka McVicar, who will discuss the benefits of Medicinal Plants in the Home.

LondonPass holders can attend the talks for free and will also be granted a ten per cent discount on entry to the nearby Kew Palace.

The pass grants access to over 55 top London attractions including St Pauls Cathedral and the Tower of London.

Gardeners wishing to attend a one-off lecture will be charged an entrance fee of £2, while season tickets cost £10 and grant access to the numerous lectures that take place throughout the year.