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  • A picturesque carpet of bluebells surround Queen Charlotte's Cottage in spring
    Bluebells at Kew Visit the Gardens now to see our bluebells at their best.
  • 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.
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    First events announced for new literary festival Tickets on sale now for authors including Bill Bryson, Margaret Atwood and Max Hastings

See the Gardens burst into life as spring arrives

This time-lapse video shows how spring transforms the Gardens

BBC2 Kew on a Plate

Raymond Blanc has transformed our fruit and vegetable garden for his BBC series.

Visit the Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden

Kew Science blog

27 April 2015
New acquisitions of botanical jewellery in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection illustrate how plant parts can be transformed into fascinating cultural objects.
Picture shows low vegetation and tall cacti in the foreground with rolling hills in the background
13 April 2015
Land-locked Bolivia has a wide range of vegetation types from its eastern plains to the mountainous Andes. After years of international collaboration, including the participation of 11 Kew scientists, Bolivian vascular plants have been comprehensively documented for the first time.
Black and White portrait of Elizabeth Blackwell's face
30 March 2015
A unique and complete dataset created and maintained by Kew scientists over the last 260 years, has revealed a striking difference in the number of new species of plants described by male and female botanists.

Write on Kew

London's inspiring new literary festival

Write on Kew 2015 side promo image

Shopping at Kew

Get working in the garden with some tools from Kew's online shop

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

Kew on a Plate with Raymond Blanc

Kew On A Plate book cover

Science at Kew

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

Macro-photography of seeds against a black background