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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Aerial view of The Hive
    Celebrating The Hive at Kew Explore the journey of the British bee through UK innovation and design.
  • Be perform at The Hive Lates
    BE perform live at The Hive Lates The musicians who composed the soundtrack to The Hive installation, will be performing live at Kew. 28 and 29 September 2016.
  • Early opening for Friends
    Early opening for Friends Friends of Kew can enjoy the Gardens from 8-10am before the gates open. Until 30 September.
  • Autumn at Kew
    What to see in the Gardens Don't miss these seasonal highlights at Kew.
  • Fungi in autumn
    Meet the experts guided tours Every Tuesday go behind the scenes and learn about the world-leading science, conservation and horticultural work that Kew is undertaking.

Handmade at Kew

Handmade at Kew 2016

Browse original jewellery, glassware, ceramics, furniture and more at our contemporary craft event on 6–9 October 2016.

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Kew Science blog

Image showing Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. which is included in the definition of 'Aloe capensis' and does not require a CITES permit
27 September 2016
Jason Irving, from Kew’s Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) project, explains why plant names pose practical problems for the regulation of international trade in medicinal plants, and what Kew is doing to help.
14 September 2016
Kew scientist Oliver Whaley describes recent research in the Peruvian desert, working with large-scale farms to research, safeguard and restore plants.

BE play ONE

Be play One

BE perform live at The Hive on 28 and 29 September

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts Palm House toiletries

Choose from our wide range of Kew inspired toiletries


Flora Japonica book cover

Discover the beauty of Japanese native flora

Wedding venues

An unforgettable wedding in the unique Kew Gardens

Join Kew

Photo of girl pointing at pink flowers

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew and Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst

The Water Gardens at Wakehurst

Kew's country garden in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

Botanicum: captivating the beauty of the plant kingdom in illustrations

Botanicum celebrates the plant kingdom in all its glory

Science at Kew

DNA extraction

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