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  • Intoxication Season: 20 September 12 October. Cannabis, coffee, opium poppy and magic mushrooms
    Mind-altering plants arrive at Kew Save 10% when you book online to visit our Intoxicating autumn festival
  • Grass Garden. Summer
    Autumn highlights See the changing leaves from the Treetop Walkway or visit the Grass Garden with its feathery seedheads
  • Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail
    As twilight falls the magic begins Come on a magical glittering journey through the Gardens this Christmas
  • Working in the Jodrell Laboratory
    Science and conservation research Find out more about our innovative research into the diversity and conservation of plants and fungi
  • Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration
    Family fun this autumn Discover the deadliest, most disgusting plants at Kew Gardens

Kew Science blog

Photo of horse chestnut leaves damaged by the leaf miner Cameraria ohridella
26 September 2014

Why do some horse chestnut trees and related species of Aesculus differ in their resistance to attack by leaf miners? Research natural product chemist Tetsuo Kokubun explores a new approach to mine data mountains, to tease out needles from a field full of (chemical) haystacks.

16th Flora of Thailand Conference logo
23 September 2014

In September 2014 over 130 delegates gathered at Kew for the 16th Flora of Thailand Conference. Dave Simpson describes this ambitious project and Kew’s role over the five decades since it began.

Photo of rubber shoes made from the latex of Hevea brasiliensis
12 September 2014

Biocultural collections are a vital tool for research into human uses of the plant and animal worlds – the field known as ethnobiology. Mark Nesbitt, Curator of Kew’s own Economic Botany Collection, tells us about a major new Kew publication on the uses and care of such collections.

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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School of thought

Free events running throughout the intoxication festival.

Intoxication Season branded promo

Shop online

Exclusive homeware by Tobyboo designed by Tina Crawford

Exclusive design, Tobyboo Skull Cup available in Kew shops

Christmas at Kew

A stunning trail of illuminations that light up Kew

Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail

Christmas parties

Hire one of our historical venues for your party.

Christmas party in the Orangery

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Bright autumn colours of Acer opalus outside the Orangery

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

Book of the month

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

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

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior