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Kew Publishing

Kew Publishing is the publishing house of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. We produce over twenty new titles each year, catering for diverse readers ranging from scientists and academics to a wider public. We aim to inspire and educate people about Kew’s work and to make available Kew’s unique heritage, resources, knowledge and cutting-edge expertise.

Our list of nearly 600 titles includes Kew magazine for the general public, books on botanical art, photography and horticulture, as well as two scientific journals, floras, checklists, field guides and illustrated botanical monographs. We cover many subjects in plant science and horticulture, including taxonomy, systematics, economic and ethnobotany, conservation and ecology, and the history of botany.

Buying our books

You can buy our books from the gift shops at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place, from other good bookshops, and online at Kew books.

 Kew books online

Our latest titles

  • Magnolias in Art and Cultivation
  • Edward Bawden’s Kew Gardens 

Award winning titles

  • Association for Cultural Enterprises Best Product Awards 2014

Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality (Kew Publishing, 2013) received the Best Exhibition Catalogue award at the Association for Cultural Enterprises annual convention in March 2014. This bestselling book accompanied the exhibition of the same name, which appeared in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew in 2013.

  • British Book Design and Production Awards 2013

In November 2013 The Plant Hunters (published by Andre Deutsch in association with Kew Publishing) won the Scholarly, Academic and Reference Book Award at the British Book Design and Production Awards.

The iBook version of the same title (published by Kew Publishing in association with Andre Deutsch) was also Highly Commended for the Best Use of Cross Media Award.

Sales and distribution

In the UK and other territories (excluding USA, Canada and Mexico) all trade order processing, customer service, warehousing and distribution functions are handled by Marston Book Services Ltd.

The University of Chicago Press manages our trade sales orders in North America and Mexico.

These partnerships and operational arrangements ensure that our publications are easily available and accessible to global audiences. They support Kew’s role in sharing its resources and knowledge with the science and education community. For more information see 'Related links'.

Visit our website to buy our books online or by mail order, and to join our electronic mailing list.

 Kew books online

Contact Us

Kew Publishing

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Surrey TW9 3AB, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8332 5715
Fax: +44 (0)20 8332 5646

Related links

Marston Book Services Ltd

The University of Chicago Press

Association for Cultural Enterprises annual convention

Magnolias in Art and Cultivation book cover

Magnolias in Art and Cultivation by Barbara Oozeerally

Published by Kew Publishing in association with the RHS.

Edward Bawden’s Kew Gardens

Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens

Illustrations, posters and linocuts of Kew