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Published on: 03 November 2016
The secret life of bees
Bees are arguably among the most important animals on Earth - it's thought that up to a third of all food crops are pollinated thanks to their movement from plant to plant. The Hive is a multi-sensory installation that links music and lights to tiny instruments monitoring the movements and sounds of bees in a working hive, and reinterpreting them in a continuous unique performance. Don't miss your chance to be among the first to experience this extraordinary and beautiful display, and to explore the world-famous gardens and glasshouses at Kew Gardens.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area, early this morning we'll head to the outskirts of London and our four-star hotel. After check-in you'll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free. Make the most of the hotel's leisure facilities and public areas, or perhaps take advantage of our return coach transfer into London's West End.
After breakfast we'll head to Kew Gardens, the new home of The Hive until November 2017. An intricate, spiraling honeycomb of aluminium bars and struts some17-metres high , The Hive was created by British artist Wolfgang Buttress for the 2015 Milan Expo. Follow the path through the wildflower meadows, and step into a strange and beautiful world filled with twinkling lights and ever-changing sounds. Specially trained Hive Explainers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the technology and creative processes involved.
You'll also have time to explore Kew's 300 acres of gardens, lawns and woodland. The iconic glasshouses are not to be missed, and between June and December this year you'll be able to find out how bees and plants interact as you follow a pollination trail through the Gardens, or hear Kew's experts talk about the current research into bees at the plant family beds.
We'll leave Kew in the afternoon, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid to late evening.
|Departure Date||Price From|
|Sat 22 Apr 2017||£119.00|
|Sat 06 May 2017||£119.00|
|Sat 13 May 2017||£119.00|
|Sat 09 Sep 2017||£119.00|
|Sat 23 Sep 2017||£119.00|
The coach back from London will reach your hotel between 11:30pm and midnight.