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1 Courses at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst 1 Autumn Winter 2016/17

2 Welcome to our Autumn/Winter courses programme for adults at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst. Adult learning For course information/enquiries and bookings, please contact us. Tel: (020) (020) Visit our website at: All profit from these courses and events contributes to the vital work of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst. Gift vouchers If you would like to give a place on one of our courses as a gift we are more than happy to arrange for a special card to be sent, whatever the occasion. Christmas, birthday, anniversary or just to say thank you just leave the arrangements to us! Please contact us for more details The Board of Trustees of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1

3 Monthly planner October Page 15 Autumn Photography Masterclass K 4 18 ipad Art Workshop K Autumn Colour Photo Walk K Photographing Trees K 6 November 31 Oct - 11 Intermediate Botanical Illustration K Watercolour Workshop: Nuts and Winged Seeds K 20 Jan Botanical Illustration for Beginners K Watercolour Workshop: Spring Bulbs K 21 Feb Digital Photography for Beginners K 7 21 Orchids for Beginners K March Intermediate Botanical Illustration K 18 April 4 Introduction to Planting Design K 13 8 Spring Photography Masterclass K 8 11 Exclusive Photography Event K 8 19 or 20 Introduction to Botany K 15 May 2-3 Kew in Close Up K 9 June 14 or 15 Plant Identification Skills K A Midsummer s Evening in Kew Gardens K 10 July Location Kew Gardens K Wakehurst W 18 Beautiful British Bees K Painting Butterflies and other Pollinators K 23 Photography Coming soon! March 2017: Wedding Flowers Showcase. Come and gain inspiration and ideas for wedding flower bouquets, table displays and button holes. Dates for the Kingfisher and Badger Watching evenings in the Loder Valley Reserve near Wakehurst will be published in the New Year. To register your interest in the above and receive details as soon as they are available please 2 3

4 Autumn photography master class Saturday 15 October Time: 10.30am 4.30pm Tutor: Clive Nichols Be part of a small group on this course devoted to outdoor practical photography amid the autumn delights of Kew Gardens, with instruction and guidance from one of the world s most successful flower and garden photographers. After an introductory lecture, you ll spend the day in the Gardens (and possibly in one of the glasshouses) which presents a wide variety of photographic challenges. The tutor will be drawing your attention to the trees, plants and views making up the autumn picture at Kew and sharing hints and tips for the best ways of capturing them. Suitable for pro-active improvers. Course Fee: 150 ( 130 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places) Autumn colour photo walk Thursday 20 October Time: 10.30am 1.30pm OR 2.30pm 5.30pm Tutor: Robert Canis Don t miss this opportunity to accompany award-winning nature photographer, Robert Canis, photographing Kew in all its autumn glory. Robert is keen to impart his knowledge on photographing the natural world and will advise on things such as composition, lighting, exposure and on how to achieve creative, eye-catching images. Throughout the workshop Robert will be reviewing your images and providing feedback. Robert is a passionate and enthusiastic communicator and at the end of this workshop you will leave full of inspiration. Keen to put into practice the many ideas, hints and tips he has given you. Course Fee: 70 ( 60 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 10 places) 4 5

5 Photographing trees Thursday 27 Friday 28 October Time: 10.30am 4pm Tutor: Edward Parker This popular course is designed to explore ways of producing superb photographs of trees. It will include tuition on how to photograph whole trees as well as details of bark and leaves. Additionally it will look at how using different techniques such as directional and soft lighting, colour and composition can enhance the final image, as well as teaching you how to get the most out of your digital equipment. We ll start with an illustrated introductory talk including tree and forest photographs from around the world before heading out into the Gardens to gain inspiration from Kew s impressive arboretum. The first day will be spent exploring the capabilities of your equipment. As the course progresses, we ll evaluate your images and find out how to work with camera limitations, making them part of the image making process. During the course, you ll be given basic instruction on how to download, store and enhance digital images. Course Fee: 160 ( 140 Concessions, Friends of Kew (maximum capacity 15 places) Digital photography for beginners Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 February Time: 10.30am 4.30pm Tutor: Edward Parker This course is designed for camera-owners who would like to know the basics of their equipment. It will explain some of the basic principles of photography such as focus, exposure and composition as well as many practical aspects such as how to download and store images, and some advice on basic processing. The majority of the time will be spent practicing techniques using cameras out in the beautiful gardens at Kew. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and review your own images, and those taken by the group, as well as an opportunity to learn a host of top tips. This course is suitable for people with any sort of camera compact, bridge or DSLR. It is useful to bring along instruction books, if you have them, and you will need to make sure your batteries are fully charged and that you have a memory card with some free space on it. Course Fee: 160 ( 140 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places) 6 7

6 Spring photography master class Saturday 8 April Time: 10.30am 4.30pm Tutor: Clive Nichols Be part of a small group on this course devoted to outdoor practical photography amid the spring delights of Kew Gardens, with instruction and guidance from one of the world s most successful flower and garden photographers. After an introductory lecture, you ll spend the day in the Gardens (and possibly in one of the glasshouses) which presents a wide variety of photographic challenges. The tutor will be drawing your attention to the trees, plants and views making up the spring picture at Kew and sharing hints and tips for the best ways of capturing them. Suitable for pro-active improvers. Course Fee: 150 ( 130 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places) Exclusive photography event: Princess of Wales Conservatory Tuesday 11 April Time: 2pm 7pm Tutor: Heather Angel Join us for a special photography event with exclusive after-hours access to the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Beforehand, renowned nature photographer Heather Angel will lead an indoor practical session on how to control available light and when to use flash to an advantage. Then we will visit the conservatory where you ll have the space to yourselves to photograph the diverse range of plants growing there including orchids, carnivorous plants, creepers and climbers. Course Fee: 100 ( 80 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places) Kew in close-up Tuesday 2 Wednesday 3 May Time: 10.30am 5.30pm Tutor: Heather Angel During this practical two-day course, you will learn how to appraise plants as potential subject studies and how to light them to capture memorable botanical close-ups. With day one spent mostly in the Gardens, day two starts with an indoor still life session with flowers, cones and leaves, using window light as well as LED lights, a lightbox, a light tent and fibre optics. The outdoor session will involve the use of fill flash, and how to photograph insect pollinators, as well as looking for plant patterns. Anyone who has a passion for plants will enjoy this course, which is aimed at professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers, as well as horticulturists and botanists. You will gain a clear understanding of how to use lighting to achieve best results and gain confidence in capturing macro subjects - both outdoors and inside. Course fee: 160 ( 140 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places) 8 9

7 A midsummer s evening in Kew Gardens Wednesday 21 June Time: 5.30pm 9pm Tutor: Robert Canis Don t miss this rare opportunity to accompany awardwinning nature photographer, Robert Canis, on an evening of plant and flower photography. Let Kew Gardens stimulate your creativity, in all its midsummer beauty with the advantage of low, soft light. Robert is keen to impart his knowledge on photographing the natural world and will advise on things such as composition, lighting, exposure and on how to achieve creative, eye-catching images. Throughout the workshop Robert will be reviewing your images and giving feedback. Robert is a passionate and enthusiastic communicator and at the end of this workshop you will leave full of inspiration. Keen to put into practice the many ideas, hints and tips that he has given you. Course Fee: 100 ( 80 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 10 places) Horticulture 10 11

8 Orchids for beginners Tuesday 21 February Time: 10.30am 3.30pm Tutor: Laurence Hobbs This one day course aims to give you the knowledge and confidence to be able to grow orchids successfully in your own home. Beginning with an introduction to the wonderful world of orchids, the tutor will then give advice as to the best kinds to grow and the steps involved in keeping them looking their best. Course Fee: 70 ( 60 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 30 places) Introduction to planting design Tuesday 4 April Time: 10.30am 4.30pm Tutor: Christine Lavelle Have you ever looked at a colourful and well-designed garden border and wished you d had the skills to create your own? This one-day course will show you how to measure-up and design your borders and draw them onto a plan. Then you ll cover the essentials of soil and aspect and, of course, the all-important business of selecting the right plants for your design. Examples of great planting design will send you back to your own garden, inspired and ready to plan. Course Fee: 70 ( 60 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 20 places) 12 13

9 Botany Introduction to botany Wednesday 19 April OR Thursday 20 April Time: 10.30am - 4pm Tutor: Anna Haigh A general introduction to the world of flowering plants, this one-day course is suitable for non-scientists and anyone keen to develop a deeper understanding of this fascinating subject. With embedded practical sessions and a short guided walk through some of the living collections, the course will cover the variety of plant life, flowering plant structure, pollination, adaptation, taxonomy, and classification. By the end of the day you ll have learned how plants are identified by using a botanical key and have a better understanding of the immense diversity of plant life. Course Fee: 80 ( 70 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places) 14 15

10 Plant identification skills Wednesday 14 June or Thursday 15 June Time: 10.30am 4pm Tutor: Anna Haigh Suitable for beginners, this one-day course is designed to help you recognise the most commonly encountered UK plant families, whether they re in the wild or in your own garden. The day consists of practical sessions including some fascinating detective work with microscopes a presentation, and a guided walk through Kew s living collections. A highlight of the walk will be the Plant Family Beds, where plants are grouped together according to their relationship with each other. By the end of the day you should be able to recognise a range of plant families, understand which commonly encountered plants are related to each other, and will have an insight into flowering plant structure. Course fee: 80 ( 70 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places) Art 16 17

11 ipad * art workshop Tuesday 18 October Time: 10.30am 4pm Tutor: Jan Lee Johnson Combining technology and nature to produce gorgeous artwork on your ipad, this exciting one-day course explores the creative potential of the Brushes app amid the plants, flowers, and breathtaking vistas of Kew Gardens. You ll develop a range of techniques, including selecting and mixing colours, and creating effects such as charcoal, pastel, oil and pencil. The tutor recommends that participants download the free Brushes Redux app, to their ipad desktop before the course Course fee: 70 ( 60 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places) *This is an independent course and has not been authorised, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. Intermediate botanical illustration Monday 31 October Friday 11 November OR Monday 27 February Friday 10 March Principal Tutor: Lucy T Smith This 10-day course provides a unique opportunity to learn about the work of botanical illustrators at Kew and the methods and materials they use. Precision is the hallmark of the best botanical illustration and a range of relevant techniques, for example pen and ink work and watercolour painting using the layered wash and dry brush technique, are demonstrated and practiced during the course. The emphasis throughout is on individual tuition and, with participants able to work at their own pace, the course is suitable for beginners and more experienced artists alike. Included in the programme is a tutored visit to Kew s remarkable collections of botanical illustration in the Herbarium and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Please note that there is no weekend tuition during this course. Course Fee: 750 ( 695 Concessions, Friends of Kew) Deposit payable on enrolment: 150 (maximum capacity 15 places) ipad (mobile digital device) is a trademark of Apple Inc.iPad Art Workshop Image: Jan Lee Johnson 18 19

12 Watercolour workshop: nuts and winged seeds Tuesday 15 Thursday 17 November Time: 10.30am 4pm Tutor: Penny Price This workshop will give you the techniques to paint winged seeds, such as sycamore wings, and hard nuts, such as hazelnuts and horse chestnuts. Moving from pencil to watercolour, you ll learn how to tackle the problem of making flat, painted objects look shiny, round and delicate. This course is open to all abilities. You will be taught in a group, but individual help is available too. Course fee: 195 ( 145 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places) Botanical illustration for beginners Monday 16 Friday 20 January Time: 10.30am 4.30pm Tutor: Lucy T Smith Ever wanted to try botanical illustration, but didn t know where to start? This entry-level course introduces you to the range of skills and techniques required for this highly specialised area of illustration. As well as learning about the equipment and materials needed, you will also be able to pick up important tips and technical advice from a professional botanical artist including measured drawing and how to capture the essence of a plant. Course Fee: 350 ( 300 Concessions, Friends of Kew) Deposit payable on enrolment: 50 (maximum capacity 15 places) Watercolour workshop: spring bulbs Tuesday 24 Thursday 26 January Time: 10.30am 4pm Tutor: Penny Price This course will explore how to look at the structure of spring plants, from bulb to flower, and how to paint them in watercolour using colour matching and painting techniques. Some of these plants are quite small, so we ll look at changing or keeping to a life-size painting. Beginners are welcome, as well as those with more experience. We shall work in pencil first and move on to painting in watercolour. You will be taught in a group, but individual help is available too. Course fee: 195 ( 145 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places) 20 21

13 Kew certificate in botanical illustration 2017/18 programme begins September 2017 A variety of short courses in the study and practice of botanical illustration have been successfully established at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew over the last 20 years. We are now proud to include the addition of an annual programme of study, leading to the Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration. Through course modules taught by professional botanical illustrators and self study course work, the programme gives a deep and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects needed for botanical illustration, botanical art and sketching and observing nature closely while benefiting from the unique and historic surroundings and collections at Kew. Please contact us for details of the programme and full prospectus. To receive details of the September 2017 July 2018 Certificate programme & the full prospectus please contact us. Certificate Fee: 3000 ( 2800 Concessions, Friends of Kew) Deposit payable on enrolment: 500 (maximum capacity 6 places) Beautiful British bees Tuesday 18 July Time: 10.30am 4.00pm Tutor: Cath Hodsman This new watercolour painting day, suitable for all levels, offers participants the chance to study different types of British bees in both an artistic and scientific way. Each student will have the use of a microscope to study the enjoyable and absorbing anatomical beauty of bees. Using her vast range of bee specimens, entomological artist Cath Hodsman, will discuss how bees pollinate, how they fly, how they produce food for their young and generally, pay homage to these fascinating and iconic insects. Participants will then use either a microscope and specimen or macro photographic material to produce a detailed and unique piece of art to take home. Course fee: 70 ( 60 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places) Painting butterflies and other pollinators Wednesday 26 July Time: Tutor: Cath Hodsman This new watercolour painting day, suitable for all levels, offers participants the chance to study different types of butterflies and other pollinators in both an artistic and scientific way. It will examine the essential and fascinating relationship between plants and their pollinators. Each student will have their own dedicated microscope for the day, as well as beautiful insect specimens - to study how insects pollinate and how they obtain food from plants. Participants will then use either a microscope and specimen or macro photographic material to produce a detailed and unique piece of art to take home. Course fee: 70 ( 60 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 15 places) 22 23

14 Bespoke Welcome to a new range of exclusive experiences at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Come and take a look behind the scenes and meet the staff on one of these four extra special experiences that showcase the hidden secrets and expertise of Kew Gardens. The perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or just to say thank you. Each 2 hour experience runs from 10.30am 12.30pm or 2pm 4pm Cost: 245 per person per experience (Minimum 2 people/maximum 4 people) Includes fresh food picnic hamper to enjoy after or before your experience and admission to Kew Gardens. (Week days only, subject to availability. Please contact us for further information or to book) 1. Tropical Teaser Go on a behind the scenes tour of the large and impressive Lower Nursery which cultivates the tropical to warm temperate living plants for Kew such as orchids and bromeliads. Seriously inspiring and interesting. As part of the experience enjoy an indoor orchid plant practical/demonstration from the Nursery Manager where you will learn how to care for and repot a beautiful orchid to take home with you. 2. Find your Zen Take an exclusive and insightful tour of the Japanese Gateway Landscape comprising the symbolic gardens of Harmony, Peace and Activity. Covering some 5,000 square metres, the Japanese Landscape was designed to complement the Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger). This was created for the 1910 Japan-British exhibition and later reconstructed in the Gardens. As part of the experience enjoy a zen gardening practical in the Garden of Activity from Kew s Arboretum Manager. Located on the southern side of the Gateway, the Garden of Activity symbolises elements of the natural world, such as waterfalls, mountains and the sea. Here, raked gravel and large rocks represent the movement of water flowing and tumbling

15 3. Hidden Treasures View the highlights of the Library, Art and Archives with a bespoke behind the scenes tour from the Art collections Curator. Discover the star items in Kew s collection which include romantic rose paintings by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, ancient Herbals and old gardening guides. At the end of the experience you will receive a copy of The Botanical Treasury to take home. This remarkable new book reveals the story of 40 of the world s most fascinating plants. The plants are explored through specially selected facsimile texts from the Archives at Kew along with expert introductions, and exceptional and beautiful illustrations. The Botanical Treasury also includes 40 beautifully reproduced prints of the plants which can then be framed, allowing not only a memento of the visit, but also offering a true appreciation of these magnificent plants. 4. Kew s Kitchen Garden Tour the stunning Kitchen Garden created on the site that was formerly used to grow fruit and vegetables for the royal households of Princess Augusta and George III. The Kitchen Garden is a showcase of heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables which have been selected for maximum flavour and to provide interest and ripe produce across the seasons. The Garden was used in the BBC2 Kew on a Plate series in As part of the experience enjoy a seed sowing practical from our kitchen gardener in the kitchen garden greenhouse. If the visit is between June and October there may even be some fresh produce to take home with you. Terms and conditions Bookings To reserve a place on any of the courses please with a contact telephone number and we will call you back during office hours to take your booking. We can also forward our bank details if you prefer to pay via transfer. Alternatively, complete the attached booking form and send it with your payment details or cheque (made payable to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) to: Events Team (Adult Education), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE. You can also download a booking form from our website at For one-day courses, please send the full course fee. For longer courses, please send the appropriate nonrefundable deposit. The balance of payment is then due four weeks before the course begins. No reminder will be sent. The course fee listed already includes admission to the Gardens/Loder Valley Reserve so you can attend your course. Please note the minimum age for course participants is 18. Concessions Concessions on our courses are offered where possible. Senior citizens (60+), students in full-time education, unemployed, and Friends of Kew can claim the concessionary rate listed for each course. Proof of concession is required before your application can be dealt with so this should accompany your booking form. Confirmation A confirmation will be sent for each booking on receipt of the course fee/deposit. Course confirmations will normally be sent by if an address is supplied. Waiting lists All courses are limited in number and will fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. If course is fully booked, your name will be added to the waiting list. If a place becomes available, we will contact you. Refunds As the booking is made for a specific date and time, it is not possible to issue a refund or exchange once you have confirmed your purchase. Please make certain that you can attend a course before booking a place

16 Cancellation of courses Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reserves the right to cancel any course if it becomes necessary to do so. Students who have booked places will be notified as soon as possible and may then transfer to other courses, dependent on availability, without loss of course fee/deposit. If they prefer to withdraw their bookings, course fees/deposits will be refunded in full. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reserve the right to make changes to any part of this adult education programme if it becomes necessary to do so. Personal information The personal information you supply on the booking form will be held by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. We will use your details to contact you about your booking and other talks and courses. In addition, we would also like to contact you about Kew events, activities, priority booking, special offers, and potentially supporting Kew s work. If you do not want to be contacted for these purposes, please ensure you opt out of receiving this information on the booking form. Your details will not be used for any other purpose and will not be passed to any third party without your consent. Accommodation Courses at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst are non-residential. For details of accommodation in the Kew area, please contact Richmond Tourist Information Centre on (020) or visit For details of accommodation in the Wakehurst area, please contact Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre on or visit their website at Access We want you to enjoy your visit to Kew Gardens/Wakehurst. Please contact the adult learning coordinator, before booking your course, if you are mobility impaired or have any special needs or requirements. Adult education enquiries Tel: (020) /5626 Visit our website at: Course locations Kew Awarded World Heritage Site status in 2003, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the most beautiful and historic gardens in the country. Its 300 acres contain a wealth of living plant material as well as comprehensive collections of preserved plant specimens, ethnobotanical products and artefacts, botanical paintings and books. It is situated 10 miles from the centre of London and is served by mainline trains from Waterloo or by underground (District Line). The majority of the Kew courses are held in the Education Centre based in Museum No. 1. This grade II listed building, opened to the public after refurbishment in 1998, is superbly equipped for our varying courses and overlooks the magnificent Palm House. READING BIRMINGHAM M25 M40 SOUTHAMPTON M4 HEATHROW AIRPORT M3 J2 North Circular A406 A40 J1 KEW GARDENS A316 A4 LUTON AIRPORT M1 LONDON M23 GATWICK AIRPORT The West M4 M4 Junc. 2 M4 Junc. 1 A4 London A315 Kew Bridge Station N Kew Bridge River Thames Ferry Lane Elizabeth Gate Brentford Gate Victoria Gate Kew Gardens Lion Gate A307 Kew Road Richmond A205 South Circular Kew Gardens Station

17 Wakehurst Wakehurst is a beautiful woodland garden owned by the National Trust but leased to and managed by Kew. It is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the rolling High Weald of West Sussex and is also home to the Millennium Seed Bank which opened in summer Wakehurst is 15 minutes from junction 10 of the M23, just north of Ardingly on the B2028. The nearest train station is Haywards Heath. The Field Study Centre is surrounded by woodland and makes a very tranquil location for the courses held here. Other courses are based in the Millennium Seed Bank or in the Mansion, built from Sussex sandstone in 1590 for Edward Culpeper, distant relative of Nicholas, the famous herbalist. M4 M3 PORTSMOUTH M23 M25 Junction 10 GATWICK AIRPORT A27 M25 Jn7 LONDON J10 M23 A23 BRIGHTON A264 A272 A264 TURNERS HILL M20 EASTBOURNE HASTINGS M2 CHANNEL PORTS AND TUNNEL EAST GRINSTEAD B2028 TURNERS HILL WAKEHURST ARDINGLY HAYWARDS HEATH B2028 N The tutors Heather Angel is perhaps best known as a highly versatile nature photographer whose pictures have a strong artistic appeal as well as scientific authenticity. After reading for a zoology degree, she took up photography while undertaking research in marine biology. When her first book Nature Photography: Its Art and Techniques was published in 1972, Heather s photographic career took precedence. She has produced 50 titles on photographic techniques, natural history or gardening topics including Kew - A World of Plants, How to Photograph Flowers, and Natural Visions. Since 1994 she has been a special professor at the School of Biology at Nottingham University. Robert Canis is a professional nature photographer who is represented by three international agencies. For over 20 years Robert has been leading photography workshops and tours both in the UK and overseas, and regularly gives illustrated talks to a wide range of groups. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Botanical Britain category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards, twice highly commended in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and twice highly commended in the International Garden Photographer of the Year. Anna Haigh has worked at Kew, in the Herbarium since She specialises in the research and web taxonomy of the Araceae (Arum) family and has carried out fieldwork in South America and the Caribbean. Laurence Hobbs gained an honours degree in plant biology before setting up business as an orchid grower. Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd, of which he is managing director, has been established in Sussex since Cath Hodsman is one of the country s foremost entomological artists. Through her scientific approach to her work she has been made a member of the Royal Society of Biology and Royal Entomological Society. In the past, Cath has taught courses for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal West of England Academy and has contributed work to publications such as Countryfile magazine, the British Beekeeper s Association and Leisure Painter. Jan Lee Johnson BA Hons MA Fine Art, is a sessional tutor teaching on foundation, drawing and painting programmes. With much experience teaching drawing techniques with software and layers, ipad art is one of her passions. WAKEHURST ARDINGLY HAYWARDS HEATH 30 31

18 Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, UK, and an external examiner for the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She trained at the National Trust for Scotland s Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Christine was assistant Head Gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal and Hardy Ornamentals Team leader at Askham Bryan College in York. Her main areas of work are in organic growing and wildlife gardening. Together, Christine and her husband Michael Lavelle won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008 for their books Organic Gardening and How to Create a Wildlife Garden (both published by Lorenz Books). Lucy T Smith is a freelance botanical artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has received many awards for her work, including the 2004 Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Illustration, awarded by the Linnean Society of London. She won second prize in the Margaret Flockton Award for Scientific Illustration, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (2005), as well as Highly Commended awards in the 2005, 2006 and 2008 competitions. She has also received two Gold Medals from the Royal Horticultural Society. As well as her freelance work, Lucy produces paintings for private commissions and exhibitions. Clive Nichols is one of the world s most successful flower and garden photographers. He has won many awards for his work and in 2005 was voted Garden Photographer of the Year by the Garden Writers Guild. His work has appeared in countless magazines, books and calendars throughout the world and he is in constant demand as a lecturer and teacher. He has appeared on British and Japanese TV, sits on the RHS Photographic Committee and is a judge for the Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Edward Parker is a specialist tree and forest photographer who, over the last 20 years, has worked in more than 40 countries around the world. He is co-author and photographer of the major book Ancient Trees trees that live for a thousand years and has worked on numerous tree and forest related projects for organisations such as WWF, Tropical Forest Trust, and The Tree Council of the British Isles. In addition he has written more than 30 educational books and his photographs have been exhibited at Kew Gardens, Downing Street, The Horniman Museum as well as having been used at both the Earth Summits. Photographing Trees is his latest book. Penny Price is a botanical artist, having initially trained as a teacher and then as a professional lettering artist. Having painted all her life, she decided to become more specialised in the art of botanical painting, and trained for the Diploma in Botanical Art and Illustration (EGS) gaining a distinction in 2013, Chelsea. She was awarded a Silver Gilt medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in She presently teaches part time at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art and runs courses in Cambridge University Botanic Garden. She is an artist member of three Florilegium Societies, including one in Sydney, Australia where she has also exhibited her work. Her mission is to help others achieve pleasure and skills in the art of botanical painting

19 Booking form Booking Form for Adult Education Courses at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst Please read the terms and conditions before filling out this form. Title Surname Forename Address Postcode Daytime Telephone No. For one-day courses please send the full course fee. Please tick: I enclose PO/cheque/MO (made payable to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) I wish to pay by Visa / Mastercard Card No: Expiry Date / / Start Date / / Issue No Security No. (Last 3 digits on signature strip) If applying for a concessionary rate please give details and attach proof: I have read and accept the terms and conditions set out in this brochure. Signature Date / / Please send completed form with your payment details to: Events Team (Adult Education), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE. We will use your details to contact you about talks & courses. Kew would like to occasionally contact you about Kew events, activities, priority booking and special offers, and about how you can support Kew s work. Tick here if you would prefer not to receive this information from Kew. Tick here to hear from other carefully-selected organisations about their products and services which we think may interest you. Kew is Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, its Foundation and trading arm. You can change your contact preferences at any time. We respect the privacy of your personal data. For more details on how we use your information, see our privacy policy at

20 Kew courses Course/Event Autumn Photography Masterclass ipad Art Workshop Autumn Colour Photo Walk Photographing Trees Intermediate Botanical Illustration (Oct/Nov) Watercolour Workshop: Nuts and Winged Seeds Botanical Illustration for Beginners Watercolour Workshop: Spring Bulbs Digital Photography for Beginners Orchids for Beginners Intermediate Botanical Illustration (Feb/March) Introduction to Planting Design Spring Photography Masterclass Exclusive Photography: POWC 11/4 Introduction to Botany 19/4 Introduction to Botany 20/4 Kew in Close up Plant Identification Skills 14/6 Plant Identification Skills 15/6 A Midsummer s evening in Kew Gardens Beautiful British Bees Painting Butterflies and Pollinators No. of places required Grand total course fee/ deposit total To protect our living collections, plant material supplied for practical classes will be drawn from a variety of sources and may not be from Kew or Wakehurst. We use fresh and dried plants or plant-derived materials on many of our courses. If you think you may have an allergy to any of these please contact your doctor for advice before enrolling on the courses

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