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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Full of Spice: 23 May to 6 September This delicious festival will feature spice-themed talks and exhibits plus botanical cocktails, a Strictly Spice dance-off, and special spicy rickshaws
  • write on kew 2015 promotional artwork, open book on  grass
    New literary festival at Kew Gardens 24-28 September, 60 authors, 60 events, across genres from fiction to science, children's to cookery...
  • palm canopy
    Kew's Science Strategy Find out how we use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to help address the critical challenges facing humanity today
  • Palm House Parterre
    See the Gardens filled with summer colour Visit now to see the Palm House surrounded with a beautiful display of vibrant reds and purples as our summer display comes into full bloom

Kew Science blog

24 August 2015
Professor Kathy Willis (Director of Science) pays tribute to Kew’s curators and the huge range of roles they fill, taking inspiration from a poem written by Lesley Walsingham, Assistant Curator, Asia Team.
10 August 2015
As the Yanomami of Brazil publish their traditional medicinal knowledge for the first time, in collaboration with Kew, William Milliken explores the transfer of traditional knowledge both within and outside traditional communities.
3 August 2015
Elinor Breman reflects on the development and implementation of seed conservation standards across the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership network.

Write on Kew

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London's inspiring new literary festival

Shopping at Kew

Discover our amazing natural products

Art and History

Discover Kew's botanical art, literature and historic archives

Wedding venue hire

The Orangery at Kew set up for a wedding

An unforgettable wedding in the unique setting of Kew Gardens

Join Kew

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst

Wedding venues - Wakehurst mansion

Kew's garden in the country in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

Wakehurst Mansion pond reflecting the 400-year-old building

Wakehurst Guide full of stunning photos and fascinating text

Science at Kew

Macro-photography of seeds against a black background

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