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Daikin UK announces support for New Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Festival


Leading low-carbon heating provider, Daikin UK is supporting Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with its brand-new Japan Festival. 

The support pays homage to Daikin’s century of Japanese heritage and HVAC expertise, and brings together two organisations with a shared focus on building a greener, cleaner future for the planet.

From Saturday 2 October to Sunday 31 October 2021, visitors to Kew Gardens will be invited to immerse themselves in the art, plants and culture of Japan, and will be able to interact with the Daikin brand throughout their experience. 

Experts from Daikin will be on hand to educate visitors about the role heat pumps have to play in the future of home heating highlighting key products in an interactive mobile showroom over a week (dates) at the Brentford Gate entrance to the Gardens

Angela McGinlay, Managing Director of Daikin UK, said: “Supporting Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew through the Japan Festival makes a lot of sense for Daikin UK.  

“Since our business was founded in Japan nearly 100 years ago, our mission has been to create home climate control solutions that meet the needs of any home and every lifestyle. And we want to do that while caring for the environment and protecting future generations, something that aligns closely with Kew’s ethos.

“The partnership also enables us to engage directly with Kew’s audiences – introducing them to the benefits of air source heat pump technology and encouraging them to make the transition, sending more leads into our installer base in the process.”

The Japan Festival will take place in Kew’s majestic Temperate House, and will bring to life a celebration of the fascinating culture of Japan, which is deeply rooted in nature. This will include spectacular horticultural displays, featuring the Chrysanthemum, Japan’s national flower – alongside an immersive soundscape inspired by Japan’s rivers, waterfalls, mountains and coast.

Neal Donnelly, Director of Development at RBG Kew, added: “We are very pleased to be receiving this new stream of support from a business that understands the importance of the environment. The Japan festival is an exciting new addition to our visitor programme, and to kickstart it with the involvement of a company of this nature feels absolutely right. 

Installers interested in working more closely with Daikin can join its Sustainable Home Network and enjoy benefits such as unlimited, free training, branded merchandise and workwear and marketing support, alongside qualified sales leads from homeowners. 

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About Daikin UK

Daikin UK is an eco-heating technology brand leading the industry in providing innovative indoor climate management solutions, such as heat pumps, to reduce environmental impact. 

As part of the global Daikin Group and with over 90 years of experience, Daikin has built a worldwide reputation for quality and technology, developing heating solutions that create comfortable and sustainable interior environments for everyone. 

In 2020, Daikin launched its Energy for Change campaign, which aims to educate consumers on the benefits of heat pumps and promote their installation – helping the UK move to a more sustainable future.   

As part of its Energy for Change campaign, Daikin has created the Sustainable Home Network to provide top quality, free heat pump training to installers across the UK, helping them futureproof their businesses and support the UK’s transition towards green energy. 

Additional information on Daikin’s pioneering technology can be found on its website, alongside details on why choosing a heat pump could help reduce UK homes’ carbon emissions: 

About the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world-famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding collections as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world. Kew Gardens is a major international and a top London visitor attraction. Kew Gardens’ 132 hectares of landscaped gardens, and Wakehurst, Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden, attract over 2.5 million visits every year. Kew Gardens was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and celebrated its 260th anniversary in 2019. Wakehurst is home to Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world. RBG Kew receives approximately one third of its funding from Government through the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and research councils. Further funding needed to support RBG Kew’s vital work comes from donors, membership and commercial activity including ticket sales. 

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