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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Intoxication Season: 20 September 12 October. Cannabis, coffee, opium poppy and magic mushrooms
    Mind-altering plants arrive at Kew Save 10% when you book online to visit our Intoxicating autumn festival
  • Grass Garden. Summer
    Autumn highlights See the changing leaves from the heights of the Treetop Walkway, explore our tropical glasshouses, or visit the Grass Garden filled with beautiful feathery seedheads
  • 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
  • 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

Latest from Kew science

Photo of rubber shoes made from the latex of Hevea brasiliensis
12 September 2014

Biocultural collections are a vital tool for research into human uses of the plant and animal worlds – the field known as ethnobiology. Mark Nesbitt, Curator of Kew’s own Economic Botany Collection, tells us about a major new Kew publication on the uses and care of such collections.

Photo of Cypripedium tibeticum
5 September 2014

Recently-released IUCN Red List assessments for slipper orchids from the temperate Northern Hemisphere show that a shocking 79% of species are threatened with extinction. Mike Fay, Head of Genetics and Chair of the IUCN Orchid Specialist Group, describes Kew’s Red Listing of these iconic plants and what is being done to save them.

Endangered <em>Masoala kona<em> palm in a forest in Madagascar (image by W Baker)
4 September 2014

New Red List conservation assessments highlight the threats to the endemic palms of Madagascar.

Top ten attractions at Kew Gardens

Take a tour of the must-see sights at Kew and see our iconic buildings and extraordinary collection of plants


School of thought

Free events running throughout the intoxication festival.

Intoxication Season branded promo

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

Wedding venues

A selection of beautiful settings for your special day

Nash conservatory wedding venue

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

Book of the month

Plants: from roots to riches - a companion to the series.

Plants: From Roots to Riches, a landmark Radio 4 series

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior