Creative Eye Group Trip to Kew Gardens

27 October 2018

10:00 - 18:00

Kew Gardens
Victoria Gate
Lichfield Road
Richmond
United Kingdom
TW9 3JR

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RPS CREATIVE EYE GROUP TRIP TO KEW GARDENS Saturday 27th October 2018

Before you book a place on a Creative Eye Group trip or event, please read and accept the following guidance:

Notes for Participants

Location, Meeting time, Costs, Equipment, Transport and Accomodation
are all items covered below:

 

A practical activity for members at Kew Gardens, it will be led by David Jordan FRPS and Joan Jordan ARPS; David has been a Finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the Year in 2016 and 2018 and both have enjoyed many visits to Kew and are familiar with its photographical potential.

Kew Gardens offers the photographer a wide range of subjects, many of them offering a wonderful mixture of textures, shapes and colours.

The day will include visiting the key glasshouses of this world leading botanical garden:  The Palm House; the recently re-opened Temperate House; the Princess Diana Conservatory; and the Water Lily House, in addition to other locations on the site.  Photographic assistance and general guidance can be given to anyone who requires it.

We have found that if we were not careful we can spend most of the day in the iconic Palm House, following the shifting shadows of the plants and windows around the building. There are some surprising good ‘small’ areas to work in, such as the windows at back of the Waterlily House.

If you are curious about the images that can be taken at Kew Gardens, have a look at the Kew folders on my Facebook page: David Jordan FRPS Photographs. Images here include some of the first images taken in February 2007 to those taken on our last trip in April 2018.

I look forward to seeing you there, David Jordan FRPS.

Location, Timing and Costs:

Meet at the Victoria Gate, Lichfield Road, Richmond TW9 3JR at 10:00am and depart at 6:00pm.
Please let us know if you are intending to join us by e-mailing us at
: daveandjoanjordan@yahoo.co.uk.
 

Free - No fee charged by the Group to attend, but . . .

Entrance to Kew Gardens, costs:

Adults: £17.75 at the gate (online £16.00 in advance), not including a further contribution to Kew Gardens.

Concessions: £15.50 at the gate (online £14.00 in advance), not including a further contribution to Kew Gardens.

You are responsible for booking your own tickets for this activity.  There are no other fixed costs for this event.

We intend to have lunch at the Orangery Restaurant, located near the Elizabeth Gate at about 1:30pm.  Please bring sufficient funds or bring a packed lunch with you if you wish.  There are plenty of places to buy drinks, but please bring your own if preferred.

Equipment:

You do not require particularly sophisticated photographic equipment to obtain good images from Kew Gardens, the ability to focus closely is highly desirable and having a reasonably good zoom range will allow you to obtain surprisingly good results, especially in the buildings. In APS C format, a good range would be 18mm to 135mm. If you have a dedicated macro lens, then it is worth bringing it along. You are not allowed to use a tripod in the glasshouses at the weekends, but you can use it on other locations outside these buildings if desired.

Transport and Accommodation:

Kew Gardens is easily accessed by rail, underground, bus and by road, with limited parking outside the gardens on the road. There is a small car park as well.

If you want to stay in the area before or after the event, then we recommend the Travelodge at Kew Bridge, which has also got very good and reasonably priced (£6.00 per 24 hours) parking facilities. Alternatively, there is a Premier Inn nearby which has limited parking facilities.

You will be responsible for your own transport arrangements to and from the venue and any overnight accommodation that you choose to book.

 

Before you book a place on a Creative Eye Group trip or event, please read and accept the following guidance:

Notes for Participants

 

Information about Kew Gardens can be found at www.kew.org   If you choose to participate in this trip, then please email daveandjoanjordan@yahoo.co.uk, so that we will know who to expect on the day.

David Jordan
Email the event organiser

Region: London, The RPS JournalGroup(s): Creative Eye