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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Full of Spice summer 2015 promotional artwork
    Full of Spice: 23 May to 6 September This delicious festival will feature spice-themed talks and exhibits plus botanical cocktails, a Strictly Spice dance-off, and special spicy rickshaws
  • write on kew 2015 promotional artwork, open book on  grass
    New literary festival at Kew Gardens 24-28 September, 60 authors, 60 events, across genres from fiction to science, children's to cookery...
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    Kew's Science Strategy Find out how we use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to help address the critical challenges facing humanity today
  • Palm House Parterre
    See the Gardens filled with summer colour Visit now to see the Palm House surrounded with a beautiful display of vibrant reds and purples as our summer display comes into full bloom

Great for Kids

Two children at Kew Gardens

From the tallest tree to the smelliest plant, there's a world of adventure for kids to explore this summer.

Kew Science blog

Photo of Badula crassa
20 July 2015
Our improved understanding of plant evolution has resulted in changes to many well-known families. Here, Tim Utteridge and Ruth Bone discuss their Primulaceae research, including the expansion of the family to include several tropical woody members.
6 July 2015
Botanist David Goyder describes how Kew’s inventory work and recent participation in a major international expedition to Angola is helping to address gaps in our knowledge of plant diversity in southern Africa.

Write on Kew

Write on Kew 2015 side promo image

London's inspiring new literary festival

Shopping at Kew

Discover our amazing natural products

Food and drink

Take a break for a snack at the Victoria Gate Plaza.

Wedding venue hire

The Orangery at Kew set up for a wedding

An unforgettable wedding in the unique setting of Kew Gardens

Join Kew

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst

Wedding venues - Wakehurst mansion

Kew's garden in the country in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

Kew Flowering Plants colouring books for adults

Science at Kew

Macro-photography of seeds against a black background

We're using our expertise to help address critical global challenges