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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Breathing space Visit the Gardens for just £8 until 31 January 2017.
  • Holly and ivy
    Meet the experts guided tours Every Tuesday go behind the scenes and learn about the world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work that Kew is undertaking.
  • The Hive after dark
    The Hive at Kew Explore the journey of the British bee through UK innovation and design.
  • Holly by the Palm House at Kew
    Seasonal highlights Don't miss these seasonal highlights at Kew.
  • Evening inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory
    Orchids Lates An Indian themed evening in the Princess of Wales Conservatory surrounded by thousands of exotic flowers.

Christmas at Kew 2016

As twilight falls, the magic begins... discover a new trail for 2016.

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Kew Science blog

Image showing the transverse section of Aristida pungens stem scanned at 20x showing numerous vascular bundles, interrupted bundle sheath cells and bulliform cells, and hairs extending from the adaxial epidermis.
28 November 2016
Three of Kew’s science interns reveal the projects they have been involved in during their 12-month placements, and explain how they have put into practice what they learnt at university
Image showing termites on their fungus garden: the termites mostly eat the white bulbs called conidia
21 November 2016
Pepijn Kooij, from Kew’s Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology department discusses the importance of understanding the evolution of mutualisms in reference to fungus-growing insects.

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Shopping at Kew

Holly brooch from Kew's online shop

Choose from our range of Christmas gifts


Flora Japonica book cover

Discover the beauty of Japanese native flora

Wedding venues

An unforgettable wedding in the unique Kew Gardens

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Visit Wakehurst

The Water Gardens at Wakehurst

Kew's country garden in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

A selection of Kew books ideal for Christmas

Choose the perfect Christmas gift from a selecton of Kew books

Science at Kew

DNA extraction

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