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  • Magnolia in flower in spring at Wakehurst
    Enjoy spring at Kew See the Gardens filled with spring blossoms
  • Plant Finders Fair 2015 The must-see event for gardening enthusiasts comes to Kew
  • Macro-photography of seeds against a black background
    Kew launches new Science Strategy Our new strategy sets out how we will use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to help address the critical challenges facing humanity today.

Kew Science blog

Picture shows low vegetation and tall cacti in the foreground with rolling hills in the background
13 April 2015
Land-locked Bolivia has a wide range of vegetation types from its eastern plains to the mountainous Andes. After years of international collaboration, including the participation of 11 Kew scientists, Bolivian vascular plants have been comprehensively documented for the first time.
Black and White portrait of Elizabeth Blackwell's face
30 March 2015
A unique and complete dataset created and maintained by Kew scientists over the last 260 years, has revealed a striking difference in the number of new species of plants described by male and female botanists.
Picture shows deeply lobed leaves backlit by sunlight. Branches reach across the picture in the background.
23 March 2015
Wolf Eiserhardt, Marie Curie Fellow at Kew, describes how past extinctions can be used to study the effect of climate change on the tree of life.

BBC2 Kew on a Plate 

Raymond Blanc has transformed our fruit and vegetable garden for his new BBC series.

Visit The Kew on a Plate Kitchen Garden

Kew launches new Science Strategy

palm canopy

The strategy sets out a number of new science initiatives including: an annual 'health check' of the world's plants, a focus on 'Tropical Important Plant Areas' areas - home to much of the world’s plant diversity, and a new Masters course.

Read the strategy


Plant Finders Fair

One of the garden world's key buying events comes to Kew

Plant finders fair 2015 promotional image

Shopping at Kew

Get working in the garden with some tools from Kew's online shop

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

Book of the month

Kew on a Plate with Raymond Blanc

Kew On A Plate book cover

Science at Kew

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

Macro-photography of seeds against a black background