Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew - Accessibility

Tue 7th February 2017 at 19.15 - 21.45

Justine Parker spoke about developments in access to the Gardens for visitors with special needs.

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Justine Parker from Kew Gardens came to talk to us about the Discovery and Access Programmes offered to visitors with additional needs. A dedicated Discovery bus was available to allow visitors with limited mobility, learning disability or sensory loss an opportunity to tour the Gardens and enjoy the magic. There were also walking tours and Health walks which could be offered to Community Groups. This was an excellent example of a desire to be inclusive and provide access to Kew Gardens for everyone in the local community. Many of the Club members are members of Kew Gardens as well and we were all excited by Justine's energy and enthusiasm for the project which will bring access to our beloved Gardens to so many more people who will benefit from the peace and beauty.