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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Experience the life enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival
    Summer festival fun Feel nature between your toes on the Barefoot Walk, play Plant Croquet, refresh in the Gin & Tonics Garden
  • Photo of crocosmia
    Inspiring rich colour Visit now to see the vivid displays of deep and rich blooms as the Gardens come to life with dazzling colour.
  • Kew the Movies screen and audience outside Kew Palace
    Kew the Movies 2014 Join us for our annual open air cinema, located in front of Kew Palace.

Latest from Kew science

Photo of Aerangis seedlings germinated with symbiotic fungi
30 July 2014

Madagascar is home to more than 1000 species of orchid of which about 90% are endemic. Kew’s Head of Conservation Biotechnology, Viswambharan Sarasan, describes progress in the identification of orchid mycorrhizae, and how this could help future orchid conservation and restoration programmes.

21 July 2014

Kew's Director of Science, Professor Kathy Willis, describes the BBC Radio 4 series Plants: From Roots to Riches, which goes to air today at 1.45pm. The series provides a unique examination of the major breakthroughs in botanical science, as seen through the lens of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Photo of a man wearing a wristband
18 July 2014

Kew is a finalist in the Google Impact Challenge Award, with a chance to win £500,000

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Plants from Roots to Riches, Radio 4 logo

In a major new Radio 4 series Kew's Director of Science, Professor Kathy Willis, presents the story of our changing relationship with plants over the last 250 years.

Every weekday at 1.45pm.

Find out more and listen to the series



Afternoon Tea at Museum No.1

The pretty cakes and sandwiches of Peyton and Byrne's afternoon tea at Kew

For a limited period only, enjoy afternoon tea in the glorious surroundings of Kew, overlooking the historic Palm House and Palm House Pond.

Find out more

Shop online

A selection of delicious teas available to buy in our gift shop

Orchid display in shop

Wedding venues

A selection of beautiful settings for your special day

Nash conservatory wedding venue

Framed prints

Enjoy a framed print at home from Kew's image catalogue.

Pavaver commutatum. Lady Bird Poppy

Discover plants

Why is acacia a medical wonder plant?

Spiny branch and yellow inflorescences of Acacia nilotica

Book of the month

Kids' Kew - a children's guide to Kew with fun activities and facts

Book of the month - Kid's Kew

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Spring blossom in front of the Palm House at Kew Gardens

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior