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  • The Hive artwork
    Celebrating The Hive at Kew Explore the journey of the British bee through UK innovation and design.
  • Treetop Walkway at Kew
    Extended opening hours at Kew With extended opening on Friday and Saturday evenings, there's more time to explore. Until 27 August 2016.
  • Wind in the Willows and Dream Fairies, Theatre on Kew
    Theatre on Kew for children of all ages Take part in a live interactive theatre performance of The Wind in the Willows and The Dream Fairies, with the Australian Shakespeare Company.
  • The Great Broadwalk Borders
    Celebration Weekends Join us on 30 and 31 July to learn about the history and design of the new borders.
  • Agastache 'Blackadder' in the Great Broad Walk Borders
    What to see in the Gardens Don't miss these seasonal highlights at Kew.
  • Science Festival 2016 festival artwork
    Unearth the world of plants and fungi Join us for talks and workshops for all ages at our first Science Festival
  • The Mediterranean Garden at Kew
    Plant of the month guided tours Every Tuesday go behind the scenes and learn about the world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work that Kew is undertaking.
  • Pantanal scenery
    State of the World’s Plants report Kew has launched a ground-breaking new report highlighting the global status of plants.

Science Festival 5–7 August 2016

Kew Science Festival 2016

Join Kew's scientists for a weekend of hands-on experiments and behind-the-scenes tours with the special theme of carnivorous plants.

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Kew Science blog

Image showing the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew, where species of Aloe and Euphorbia are displayed.
19 July 2016
Olwen Grace, Research Leader in Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology, and PhD student Madeleine Ernst from the University of Copenhagen, discuss evolutionary studies of the medicinal value of succulent plants.
Image showing fruit of native Melocactus intortus collected for ex-situ conservation
14 July 2016
Kew’s UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) team recently returned from a successful launch of the Tropical Important Plant Areas project in the British Virgin Islands. Rosemary Newton reflects on the highlights of this trip.

Write on Kew

Write on Kew 2016

Tickets on sale now for Write on Kew literary festival

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts wild flower toiletery range from the online shop

Choose from our wide range of Kew inspired toiletries

Kid's Kew

Two children stand in front of Kew Palace

Find fun things to see and do at Kew this summer

Wedding venues

An unforgettable wedding in the unique Kew Gardens

Join Kew

Photo of girl pointing at pink flowers

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew and Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst

Kew's country garden in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook Plant, Cook, Eat

A step-by-step guide to growing and cooking vegetables

Science at Kew

Scientists walking up sand dune in Namibia

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