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Our work

From this page you can find out about Kew's mission and statutory obligations, read our corporate reports and plans for the future, and find more about Kew's people and departments.

Our mission

Kew’s mission is ‘to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, building an understanding of the world’s plants and fungi upon which all our lives depend’.

Strategy: unlocking why plants and fungi matter

Find out more about our strategy through to 2020-21

Statutory obligations

We are governed by, and adhere to, a range of national and international laws and conventions.

Our statutory obligations

Annual Report and Accounts

Downloadable versions of the latest Annual Report and Accounts of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Read the latest Annual Report and Accounts

Our Patron

HRH The Prince of Wales is the royal Patron of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Our Patron

People and departments

The 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.

People and departments at Kew

Brand guidelines and logos

The Kew logos and brand guidelines are available for download. It is essential that you check whether a logo is appropriate for a certain use. If in doubt, please consult the Kew Brand Guidelines.

Kew's brand guidelines and logos