Marianne North Gallery
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  • Kew Gardens • 8 min walk
  • Kew Gardens • 8 min walk
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Johnthewhit
Northampton, UK310 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This gallery was recommended to us by the manager of our hotel, he just said it was well worth a visit whilst in Kew Gardens, he would not expand on its contents or back story, just that we should take time to visit.
We knew nothing about Marrianne North, but after our visit to the gallery and learning the history and significance of her work, we were truly blown away by the gallery and her work.
A must see, whilst at Kew.
Written August 11, 2022
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Lynn H
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Feb 2023 • Friends
I have have always been entranced by Marianne Norths life’s work of travelling the world after her fathers death and painting the botanical life everywhere she went. You will be too if that description appeals. Allow time if you’re only passing through for this and the Shirley Sherwood collection next door.

At the moment the temporary exhibition garden photographer of the year is erected outside these galleries. Not to be missed
Written February 8, 2023
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Andrew K
Douglas, UK308 contributions
Oct 2021
I admittedly hadn't heard of this lady before visiting, so I came away enlightened and enthralled. I have subsequently bought a beautiful book containing illustrations of her entire work. Definitely a must-visit place.
Written October 19, 2021
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LiniLondon
London, UK43 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is a small but quant gallery set out in Victorian style. The walls are crammed full of the painters work with no space left unadorned. Definitely worth taking the time to admire the work here if you are visiting Kew Gardens.
Written February 19, 2020
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selena
Sisaket, Thailand13 contributions
Jan 2021
This is one of the most outstanding galleries on Earth. There are few places you can visit where you can say, without reservation, that you have seen something that is unique. Marianne North's work is exemplary in any setting, but the way it is presented within Kew is astonishing. The gallery is simultaneously informative, beautiful and inspiring. Kew as a whole is brilliant but this is worth the journey alone.
Written April 12, 2021
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sciencefish
Greater London, UK35 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a specialist gallery. Plant paintings by Marianne North. The paintings are very densely displayed and the gallery is very much a product of its time. It has seating and toilets and is a good rest stop. If you are a fan of plant paintings this is for you.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK947 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
I was completely overwhelmed when I saw the Marianne North Gallery; it was not what I had been expecting. We were already in Kew Gardens and it was included in the admission ticket we had purchased.

Marianne North was a famous biologist and botanical painter who travelled around the world searching for rare plants and flowers. She did many paintings of flowers in their natural habitat and a gallery of her work opened at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is a wonderful collection of over 800 paintings housed in a beautiful Victorian building and is attached to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery.

The Marianne North Gallery is definitely worth a visit – a fascinating presentation of her life and work.
Written May 11, 2016
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,953 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This gallery exhibits the botanical art of Marianne North, an English biologist and botanical artist who's prolific output can be seen here. The gallery is literally pack with her output, paintings display side by side virtually cover every inch of the walls. Some of the paintings are wonderfully detailed as she documented plant life wherever she visits the world. Personally, the standout painting is of Nepenthes Northiana, ironically named after Marianne North, which shows the both the plant's lower and an upper pitcher.

It's a pity photography is not allowed.
Written June 11, 2019
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK947 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
I revisited the Marianne North Gallery while in Kew Gardens and was once again in awe of the works of this exceptional lady. For one woman to have done so much while travelling around the world on her own in Victorian times is a truly magnificent achievement.

The presentation of her life and work was truly amazing and fascinating, we will definitely return!

This attraction is inside Kew Gardens and the cost is included in the price for entry into Kew Gardens.
Written December 13, 2016
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Angela L
Kauai, HI60 contributions
May 2016 • Friends

ANother one of the beauties in Kew gardens...we had a perfectly sunny day!! take the district tube which is super easy.. the baked goods just outside the tube are sensational!!! the food inside is not so great!!
Written May 15, 2016
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