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Companies we're working with

Effective partnerships can help Kew fulfil its mission to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life, and at the same time help you fulfil your commitment to the environment.
The Grass Garden at Kew

Working with Kew gives you the opportunity to be associated with our UNESCO World Heritage Site with almost two million visitors a year. Below are some examples of the partnerships we have delivered with other companies in recent years.

innocent foundation – developing forest futures in Bolivia  


One of the poorest regions in the world, the forests of the Bolivian Amazon are home to a unique range of flora and fauna.

However, unsustainable farming is severely threatening the region’s forest upon which local people depend for their lives and livelihoods.

The innocent foundation is partnering with Kew in northern Bolivia to build community fruit tree nurseries – enabling local people to develop sustainable food and income, reducing pressure on the remaining forest and developing a model which can be used across rural Latin America.

the innocent foundation

Dial a flight - Temperate House Heritage Horticulture Apprentices

Dial a Flight, one of the UK’s leading travel companies, is generously supporting Kew’s Heritage Horticulture Apprentices programme via its charity, Make My Day Better. 

The project enables disadvantaged young people from West London to train with Kew’s plant experts, gaining the skills, confidence and qualifications to succeed in specialist horticultural careers. With the support of Dial a Flight, the project was launched in September 2013, and the first two Apprentices have begun their training.


People's Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery raising funds for, and increasing awareness of, charities and good causes. Over £135m has been raised for good causes to date. Kew has received £850,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support conservation by the Millennium Seed Bank of endemic, endangered or economically important plant species, both in the UK and in Madagascar. Read more about this work here.

A minimum of 27.5% of proceeds are awarded to charities. By entering the Lottery with their postcode, players have a chance to win every day. Details of charities supported can be found here and up to date information on the daily, weekly and monthly prizes here.

People’s Postcode Lottery is an External Lottery Manager and manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different causes supporting a range of charities. For details on which society lottery is running each week, visit Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under certificate nr 000-000829-N-102511-011 and 000-000829-R-102513-010. Registered office: Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR. Players must be aged 16 or over to enter, full details available on the People’s Postcode Lottery website or by calling 0808 10-9-8-7-6-5.

GlaxoSmithKline - Plant Conservation and Education

GlaxoSmithKline is working with Kew to save 125 plant species with the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.

Around a quarter of pharmaceutical medicines are derived from the plant kingdom and the potential for more is enormous. Plants like the Rosy Periwinkle have helped increase the chances of surviving childhood leukaemia from 10% to 95%.

his work is coupled with a focus on education for disadvantaged schools, through bursaries for visiting Kew and Wakehurst Place, and other after hour activities in the gardens for local children with disabilities through our Sunshine Ramblers events.


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