Program and abstract


Key Dates
  • Early Registration Before April 30, 2017
  • Regular Registration After May 1, 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline May 21, 2017
  • Registration Deadline June 22, 2017
  • Conference July 16-20, 2017
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Conference tour

After the conference, the organising committee gives you the opportunity to discover London and Kew gardens


Explore a World Heritage Site at Kew Gardens – the world's most famous gardens

Founded in 1759 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003, the 300 acres of land that make up Kew Gardens is one of the most naturally beautiful sites in London. It is home to the largest global collection of living plants. During your tour, a enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the Gardens' history, give you behind-the-scenes access to the scientific work involved in the preservation of the 30,000 different plant species, and guide you around at least one of Kew's famous glasshouses.  At your free time, pay a visit to the Princess of Wales Conservatory and its 10 different climatic zones, delve into the rainforest and stroll along a soaring treetop walkway, head to the tranquil waterlily pond and step inside Kew Palace - one of the Royals’ most historic retreats.

Panoramic tour of London

Enjoy a whistle-stop tour of London’s famous monuments and marvel at the history of London’s modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. Have your cameras ready for our photo stop at the spectacular Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace.

Provisional programme

08:00 – Hotel Pick up in Maidstone

09:30 – Panoramic tour of London

12:30 – Depart for Kew Gardens

13:30 – 2-course lunch in Kew Gardens

14:30 – 90 minute guided walking tour + free time

17:00 – Depart Kew Gardens

19:00 – Hotel drop off in Maidstone

Dress Code: London’s weather is unpredictable; as most of the attractions are outdoors consider packing a lightweight jacket and a small umbrella. Comfortable, flat footwear is also recommended.

Rate: £120 per person. The tour will be available for a minimum of 20 to a maximum of 53 participants. Price includes: transportation, guide tours, Kew gardens entrance fee, lunch.

The Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held on Tuesday 18th July 2017, from 7.30 pm at Bradbourne House on the East Malling Estate.  The Conference Dinner event is included in the registration fee.


Bradbourne House is a Queen Anne Grade I listed building, surrounded by 20 acres of parkland with a large lake, stream and Hatton Fruit Garden.  The house was originally built in Tudor times but has been extended and altered in the early 18th Century to the house you see today.


A drinks reception will be held in the Hatton Fruit Garden followed by a Hog Roast accompanied by buffet salads and condiments.  The vegetarian option of Spiced Vegetable Shawarma Skewers with Chermoula Dressing will be available upon request.


The dinner will be followed by a Ceilidh (traditional dance) held in the Blue Room.