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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
  • Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk
    Sizzling late summer flowers See our exotic summer planting in full bloom
  • 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.
  • Children playing in Climbers and Creepers
    Children's Kew Explore our activities and attractions for children.
  • Intoxication Season: 20 September 12 October. Cannabis, coffee, opium poppy and magic mushrooms
    Intoxication Season A series of fascinating talks, activities, tours and workshops featuring well-known and notorious mind-altering plants

Latest from Kew science

Photo of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris stealing nectar
29 August 2014

Sarah Barlow (Plant Ecologist) and Phil Stevenson (Natural Products Chemist), from Kew’s Jodrell Laboratory, report recent research on the role of floral alkaloids in the pollination of monkshood (Aconitum spp.)

Photo of Arabica coffee flowering in the highlands of south-western Ethiopia
22 August 2014

Aaron Davis describes how Kew scientists are helping to build a climate resilient coffee economy strategy for Ethiopia via a rigorous assessment of the influence of climate change on coffee-producing areas and wild coffee forests.

Photo of a bag of alder seeds
14 August 2014

The UK National Tree Seed Project (UKNTSP) is working to better understand and conserve seeds from the UK’s woody flora. The project will build a national ex situ seed collection that is both genetically comprehensive and comprises sufficient seeds to support research and conservation.

Top ten attractions at Kew Gardens

Take a tour of the must-see sights at Kew and see our iconic buildings and extraordinary collection of plants


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Tea towel and bag with unique designs by Holly Francesca.

Tea towel and bag with designs by Holly Francesca

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.

Discover plants

Why is acacia a medical wonder plant?

Spiny branch and yellow inflorescences of Acacia nilotica

Book of the month

Plants: from roots to riches - a companion to the series.

Plants: From Roots to Riches, a landmark Radio 4 series

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

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Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior