Library, Art and Archives Open Day

Take a glimpse at nearly 2,000 years of plant knowledge and discovery represented in Kew's extensive Library, Art and Archives Collections. Exclusively for Friends of Kew and their usual accompaniment of guests.

What's On

Joseph Dalton Hooker bicentenary meeting

"The Making of Modern Botany" A one day meeting to celebrate the life and work of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Victorian botanist, plant hunter and Director of Kew Gardens.

Marianne North Gallery interior

Conservator's talk

Join us on a tour of the Marianne North Gallery to find out about the restoration of the Victorian gallery including Marianne's amazing botanical paintings. FULLY BOOKED

Collage of Joseph Hooker's drawings and correspondence

Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), Kew is holding an exhibition of a selection of his photographs, journals and paintings.

Fungi growing at Kew Gardens

Watercolour workshop: fungi

Join us on this workshop where you'll learn to record different types of mushroom before drawing and painting them.

Watercolour workshop: gilded flowers

This watercolour workshop is about learning to make a botanical miniature with a gilded background of a plant or flower on watercolour paper.