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About our organisation

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous centre for botanical and mycological knowledge. With our two inspiring gardens at Kew in west London and Wakehurst in Sussex, we enchant our visitors with the wonder of plant diversity.

Our mission and strategy

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them

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Echinocereus coccineus Engelm

Our people and departments

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew currently employs around 800 staff at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. Kew is led by its Director and overseen by the Board of Trustees

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Specimens in Kew's Fungarium

Our policies

We publish policies on key issues related to activity at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Scientist in Kew's Jodrell Laboratory

Press and media

Our Press Office work with members of the press to share news about what's coming up in the Gardens and our vital science and conservation work

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Palm leaf

Jobs and volunteering

Find out about the latest job vacancies, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities

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Succisa pratensis (devil’s bit scabious) is a key difficult restoration species. Seven wild seed collections from Cornwall, Sussex and Kent are available from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.

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Find out how to get in touch with Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

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Wollemi pine with seeds

Business Services

We provided licensing, image licensing, publishing and commercial photography services to local and global businesses.

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Strongylodon macrobotrys (jade vine) in the Princess of Wales Conservatory