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  • The Palm House in winter
    Visit this winter for a special entry price of £9.50
  • Orchids 2015 festival artwork
    A tropical extravaganza Escape the winter cold and experience an explosion of colour.
  • Winter grasses
    Winter walks Enjoy a peaceful walk around the Gardens. It's a great time to see some surprising winter colour and texture.
  • Science and Conservation
    Science and conservation research Find out more about our innovative research into the diversity and conservation of plants and fungi
  • What makes orchids so special? Take this rare opportunity to join us after hours to find out - and then enjoy a botanical cocktail.

Kew Science blog

Picture shows glass jars lying on their side on a shelf. Each jar contains seeds.
20 January 2015
John Dickie, Head of Seed and Lab-based Collections at Kew, describes an approach to measuring and maximising the evolutionary diversity conserved in seed banks of wild species.
Picture shows Finn Michalak pulling seeds from a flower head on a steep slope. The sea is in the background.
9 January 2015
Kew has been developing an ambitious seed conservation programme in the Pacific region. Why should we direct our efforts to conserve native species of this region? Peter Giovannini explores some valuable reasons for investing resources in the conservation of Pacific floras and describes conservation activities to collect and store the seeds of the plant species of the Pacific region.
19 December 2014
At a time of year when frankincense, myrrh and gold come to mind, Mark Nesbitt hunts for the scent of the Orient in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection.

Kew Gardens from above

What to see on your visit

Special price

Visit Kew this winter for just £9.50 & keep warm in the Palm House

Encephalatus altensteinii inside the Palm House

Shopping at Kew

Visit Kew's shops to find some bargains in our January sale.

Kew the Music

Find out about this year's Kew the Music outdoor concerts

Kew the Music 2015

Wedding venue hire

An unforgettable wedding in the unique setting of Kew Gardens

The Orangery at Kew set up for a wedding

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Visit Wakehurst

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

Wedding venues - Wakehurst mansion

Online book sale

Save up to 50% in our winter online book sale.

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior