2015: Jump on board the dazzling and luxurious rickshaws at Kew this summer and we'll take you on a journey of discovery through the world of spices.
Our friendly cycling hosts will pedal you around the site while you savour the fragrance of the spicy delights on offer. As Kew passes by, your host will guide you through the story of the spice, giving you astonishing facts and figures about its history and scientific make-up. Just how did it get here, what did it cost, where does it come from, and who grows it now? All your questions will be answered as we tell you the stories that make up their rich history.
Your senses will be tantalised by the hit of pepper or the mellow, fragrant cardamom as you hear about how spices have influenced the world we live in today and Kew’s important conservation work. We'll be happy to have you onboard!
2017: The rickshaws still live on at Kew Gardens and are only really used for displays. Hopefully they will resurect them as working rickshaws in the future! Nudge nudge...