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  • Macro-photography of seeds against a black background
    Kew launches new Science Strategy Our new strategy sets out how we will use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to help address the critical challenges facing humanity today.
  • Orchids 2015 festival artwork
    A tropical extravaganza Escape the winter cold and experience an explosion of colour
  • Plant Finders Fair 2015 The must-see event for gardening enthusiasts comes to Kew
  • Treasured Trees by Masumi Yamanaka Exhibition of Masumi's stunning botanical illustrations
  • Photography at Kew The International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition is now showing in the Nash Conservatory

Kew Science blog

Photo shows a Wlwitschia plant growing flat against the sandy ground
25 February 2015
Using a recent example from Madagascar, Tim Harris describes how the evolutionary history of biodiverse areas can be taken into account when prioritising areas for conservation.
Phalaenopsis amabilis painting by Marianne North
10 February 2015
André Schuiteman, research leader in Identification & Naming at Kew, describes how new orchid species are discovered and how we could speed up the process of discovery.
Picture shows glass jars lying on their side on a shelf. Each jar contains seeds.
20 January 2015
John Dickie, Head of Seed and Lab-based Collections at Kew, describes an approach to measuring and maximising the evolutionary diversity conserved in seed banks of wild species.

The Plant Family Tree 

Mark Chase reveals how the Herbarium at Kew has evolved from a modest collection of dried plant specimens to a hub of groundbreaking scientific discovery.


International Garden Photographer of the Year

1st place in the greening the city category

Visit the exhibition

Plant Finders Fair

One of the garden world's key buying events comes to Kew

Plant finders fair 2015 promotional image

Shopping at Kew

Visit Kew's shop to buy an orchid to brighten up your home.

Photo of pink phalanopsis from a previous orchid festival

Kew the Music

Find out about this year's Kew the Music outdoor concerts

Kew the Music 2015

Wedding venue hire

An unforgettable wedding in the unique setting of Kew Gardens

The Orangery at Kew set up for a wedding

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Visit Wakehurst

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

Wedding venues - Wakehurst mansion

Book of the month

Treasured Trees - illustrations by Masumi Yamanaka

Adopt a seed

Give someone special a unique and lasting gift.

pink long stem rose