About The Kew Society

About The Kew Society

The Kew Society, which is more than 100 years old, is an influential organisation dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew with its historic legacy of buildings and green spaces.

In 1987 the Kew Society became a registered charity.

Main Aims of The Kew Society

Main Aims of The Kew Society

To review all planning applications in Kew with special regard to the architectural integrity and character of the neighbourhood.

To play an active role in the improvement of local amenities.

Keeping residents in touch with what is happening in their community.

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

Works closely with Local Government Councillors and the local Member of Parliament

Monitors all the planning applications and comments as needed

Makes representations to public and private organisations

Works with other organisations involved with local environmental issues including our green spaces, the towpath, pollution and aircraft noise.

Committee and Volunteers

Committee and Volunteers

The Kew Society is run by unpaid volunteers.  The Executive Committee meets eleven times a year while sub-committees look after particular areas of interest.

The Society organises community events including parties, picnics, lectures and outings and produces the Kew Society Newsletter with information about general local issues, events, planning matters and forthcoming activities.

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Event Information:

  • Sun
    2:00 pmSandycoombe Road, St Margaret's

    Private Guided Tour of Turners House

    Exclusive to Kew Society Members

    Sunday May 10th 2015

    We were delighted that Kew Society members were offered a guided tour of Sandycombe Lodge in St Margaret's. Our thanks must go to the three guides who gave us a very interesting tour of this gem of a building that is hidden away in St Margaret's.

    The house was designed c1813 by the great landscape painter JMW Turner for his use as a small country retreat where he lived with his father. The house is in its 'pre-conservation' state and fund raising is under way to conserve this important building as a monument to Turner.

    We look forward to coming back when the restoration is complete post 2016.



    Sue May, Events Team

    This is a picture that the restorers are working to inspire the renovation work.







    This is the house as it is today.

    Front of Turner's House

    Members enjoying the talk on a lovely sunny afternoon.

    Tour of Turner's House

    The view from the garden

    View from garden