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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
  • The Fungarium at Kew Take a look inside the largest collection of dried fungi in the world
  • 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

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.

Photo of horse chestnut leaves damaged by the leaf miner Cameraria ohridella
26 September 2014

Why do some horse chestnut trees and related species of Aesculus differ in their resistance to attack by leaf miners? Research natural product chemist Tetsuo Kokubun explores a new approach to mine data mountains, to tease out needles from a field full of (chemical) haystacks.

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Plants from Roots to Riches, Radio 4 logo

BBC Radio 4, in partnership with Kew, is broadcasting a series about the relationship between people and plants.

Listen to the latest omnibus episode on Radio 4 this Friday at 9pm.

Kew Gardens from above 

Kew Gardens from above - a bird's eye view of the world's largest living plant collection

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