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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Experience the life enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Festival
    Summer festival fun Feel nature between your toes on the Barefoot Walk, play Plant Croquet, refresh in the Gin & Tonics Garden
  • Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk
    Sizzling late summer flowers See our exotic summer planting in full bloom
  • Kew the Movies screen and audience outside Kew Palace
    Kew the Movies 2014 Join us for our annual open air cinema, located in front of Kew Palace.
  • Children playing in Climbers and Creepers
    Children's Kew Explore our activities and attractions for children.

Latest from Kew science

Photo of a bag of alder seeds
14 August 2014

The UK National Tree Seed Project (UKNTSP) is working to better understand and conserve seeds from the UK’s woody flora. The project will build a national ex situ seed collection that is both genetically comprehensive and comprises sufficient seeds to support research and conservation.

Herbarium specimen of Papaver rhoeas
4 August 2014

James Wearn, leading a project called ‘Kew Gardens at War’, describes how one poppy helped to keep pain away during wartime while another poppy lets us remember and reflect on the pain and sorrow of war.

Photo of a man wearing a wristband
31 July 2014

A project that sets out to transform how mapping of disease-bearing mosquitoes is carried out has been announced as a winner in the Google Impact Challenge.

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Plants from Roots to Riches, Radio 4 logo

In a major new Radio 4 series Kew's Director of Science, Professor Kathy Willis, presents the story of our changing relationship with plants over the last 250 years.

Every weekday at 1.45pm.

Find out more and listen to the series



Afternoon Tea at Museum No.1

The pretty cakes and sandwiches of Peyton and Byrne's afternoon tea at Kew

For a limited period only, enjoy afternoon tea in the glorious surroundings of Kew, overlooking the historic Palm House and Palm House Pond.

Find out more

Shop online

A selection of delicious teas available to buy in our gift shop

Orchid display in shop

Wedding venues

A selection of beautiful settings for your special day

Nash conservatory wedding venue

Framed prints

Enjoy a framed print at home from Kew's image catalogue.

Pavaver commutatum. Lady Bird Poppy

Discover plants

Why is acacia a medical wonder plant?

Spiny branch and yellow inflorescences of Acacia nilotica

Book of the month

Kids' Kew - a children's guide to Kew with fun activities and facts

Book of the month - Kid's Kew

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Spring blossom in front of the Palm House at Kew Gardens

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior