The Carnivorous Plant Society

The Carnivorous Plant Society is a registered Charity, founded in 1978 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in carnivorous plants, both beginners and experts. Membership is open to all individuals and institutions, both amateur and professional.

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Hotels and Travel

Hotels and Travel


There are thousands of hotels in London varying from low cost B & Bs at £40 to £50 a night to the Royal Suite at the Mandarin Oriental (which only the botanists will be able to afford) at a bargain £18,000 per night (it sleeps 2 though). Travelodge have a number of reasonably priced hotels for around £100 per night for a double room.


It is best to find a price range that suits you and book through one of the many on-line websites.

Travel in London

London is served by three major airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead and by the London City Airport.  All are served by good train and bus links into the city.  If you are travelling by train there are major stations serving all parts of the country and all have associated Underground (tube) stations.

London traffic can be horrendous.  It is estimated that horse transport in the 19th century travelled quicker than current road transport.  If you are travelling by private car you will have to pay a congestion charge ( and the very expensive parking charges.  It is quicker and cheaper to park up outside London and travel in by train. Once you arrive in the city use the Underground (Tube) trains to get around.  Kew Gardens are located in the South West of the City and has its own underground station.  You can see and download an Underground map here:

If you are staying at the Mandarin Oriental they can provide you with a chauffeur driven limousine at around £300 per hour.

How to get to Kew:  See

Eating Out

There are thousands of eating places in London serving all cuisines and budgets.  There will be somewhere that suits you near where you are staying.


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