Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Find out what's looking good in the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, browse our upcoming events and explore Kew's iconic Garden attractions. Discover more about Kew's work with plants and fungi and see how our global science and conservation work is helping to safeguard the world's plant life for our future.
Featured news and highlights
22 May 2013
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
08 May 2013
This book tells the fascinating story of Kew Gardens through over two hundred and fifty black and white photographs, many of which have never been seen before.
23 May 2013
Research at the Millennium Seed Bank (RBG Kew) and the University of Reading has identified a new typology of seed development.
18 Apr 2012
A floral spectacular is in bloom in front of the Orangery at Kew Gardens to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
13 Mar 2012
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-ray release.
Become a Friend of Kew
Become a Friend of Kew and enjoy year round access to the Gardens while supporting our vital work
David Attenborough on RBG, Kew
Free access to the Gardens
As a Friend you get year-round free access for you and a family member to our magnificent Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst. Membership will give you the chance to follow and explore our beautiful displays and festivals throughout the seasons, such as the fascinating IncrEdibles festival, which is taking place later this summer.
Enjoy all that Kew has to offer
You can also enjoy the beauty, tranquility and wonder of over 750 acres of beautiful landscape across both of our sites and an outstanding living collection of plants, all year round.
Apart from the fantastic membership benefits you get to enjoy, being a Friend also offers you the opportunity to become a part of the world's most important plant conservation organisation.
Spring colour at Kew
Enjoy the burst of spring blossoms and blooms at Kew Gardens this season.
Wed 29 May 2013, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Join Christine Lavelle, lecturer in horticulture and ecology, on a course designed for novice gardeners who want to improve their vegetable growing skills.
Come to Kew to find out about the native British plants that thrive in the conservation area in late spring.
Thu 18 July 2013, 10.30am-1pm
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - come and celebrate the joys of seasonality in this regular series of quarterly talks and strolls at Wakehurst, a garden for all year round interest.
Take this opportunity to explore the fascinating hidden lives of our native bat species.
In the late 18th century, this thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte and her family, a place for secluded royal picnicking and leisure time. Open weekends and Bank Holidays from 10am to 4pm until Sunday 29 September 2013.
The Temperate House is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, covering 4,880 square metres (5,850 square yards) and extending to 19 metres (63 feet) high. The Temperate House will be closing in summer 2013, for five years, for vital restoration work to be carried out.
The Davies Alpine House is the latest addition to Kew’s glasshouses. It opened in 2006, the first new glasshouse to be commissioned for two decades. It is located at the north end of the Rock Garden.
The Rhododendron Dell is believed to date back to Kew’s early days. In around 1734, Charles Bridgeman created a sunken garden on the Richmond Estate (now the western half of Kew).
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