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  • Shaun the Sheep at Kew Gardens Easter 2015 promotional artwork
    Shaun the Sheep at Kew Gardens Join Shaun and friends at Kew this Easter for springtime family fun
  • Spring crocuses in front of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens
    Spring colour at Kew Enjoy the mild spring weather and see the Gardens come to life with carpets of crocuses and daffodils
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Photography at Kew The International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition is now showing in the Nash Conservatory

Kew Science blog

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.
Picture shows deeply lobed leaves backlit by sunlight. Branches reach across the picture in the background.
23 March 2015
Wolf Eiserhardt, Marie Curie Fellow at Kew, describes how past extinctions can be used to study the effect of climate change on the tree of life.
Picture shows three people using their hands to hold in place a pile of plant specimens wrapped in paper. A four wheel drive vehicle is in the background.
9 March 2015
The Bahian Atlantic forests are conservation hotspots. Eve Lucas describes how information gathered from botanical surveys and local knowledge provides an important resource to inform habitat restoration in the region.

BBC2 Kew on a Plate 

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

Visit The Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden

Kew launches new Science Strategy

palm canopy

The strategy sets out a number of new science initiatives including: an annual 'health check' of the world's plants, a focus on 'Tropical Important Plant Areas' areas - home to much of the world’s plant diversity, and a new Masters course.

Read the strategy


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 online shop this Easter for Shaun the Sheep related gifts.

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

Science at Kew

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

Macro-photography of seeds against a black background