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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Autumn in the grass gardens overlooking the glasshouse
    Autumn highlights See the changing leaves from the Treetop Walkway or visit the Grass Garden with its feathery seedheads
  • Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration
    Family fun this autumn Discover the deadliest, most disgusting plants at Kew Gardens
  • 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
  • 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

Kew Science blog

Multiple developing flowers numbered with arrows showing the sequence of flower formation
24 October 2014

Gerhard Prenner, researcher in plant morphology and anatomy, presents his recent studies on Abrus precatorius, a "deadly beauty" with fascinating flowers and inflorescences.

A picture of white fungal fruiting bodies in dung
10 October 2014

Around 15,000 species of fungi have been reported from the UK, with over 2,000 recorded on only a single occasion. Does this mean that many fungi are genuinely rare and in need of conservation, or simply rarely recorded?

Picture of red and yellow fruits and a white stem with white flowers
3 October 2014

New plant species and even genera are discovered at a startling rate. Assistant Keeper of the Herbarium, Bill Baker, describes the discovery of three new palm genera and reflects on the need to accelerate the taxonomic process.

Deadly and Disgusting plants

Save London from the world's most Deadly and Disgusting plants, 18 Oct to 2 Nov 2014. Kids go free

Fun family activities this autumn at Kew.


Vote now to decide who wins a £120,000 wildflower transformation

Grow Wild: Flowers to the people. Vote now. vote.growwilduk.com. Vote 7 October to 4 November

Choose the site you would like to see turned into an inspiring 
wild flower haven full of colour vote.growwilduk.com.

Deadly and Disgusting

Join our family friendly adventure on the trail of scary plants.

Deadly and Disgusting Plants festival illustration

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

New book showcasing Kew's archives.

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior