Find out what's looking good in the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, browse our upcoming events and explore Kew's iconic Garden attractions. Discover more about Kew's work with plants and fungi and see how our global science and conservation work is helping to safeguard the world's plant life for our future.
Go behind the scenes in the Tropical Nursery blog
Kew Science Blog
07 Mar 2014
William Milliken, Head of Kew's Tropical America team, examines the importance of Kew's collection of over seven million herbarium specimens, and how this resource is being used to tackle the global challenges of our time.
Book of the month - International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 7
This sumptuous book showcases the winners and best entries for the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition.
Signs of spring
A delightful selection of recent photos taken in different areas of the Gardens.
Sat 08 February - Sun 10 August 2014
Contemporary botanical art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection, including work from Italian artists never previously exhibited in the UK, and featuring paintings from 'Overleaf' by Susan Ogilvy, and 'Magnolias' by Barbara Oozeerally.
Wed 12 June 2013 - Mon 07 March 2016, 11.30am, 2.00pm
Daily tours allow visitors to see plants of seasonal interest and learn about some of the fascinating history of the estate.
Plants are essential to our existence, providing foods, building materials, fibres for clothing, medicines and fuel. However, habitats around the world are being rapidly destroyed by activities such as logging and urban developments.
The curvaceous exterior and steamy interior of Kew’s Palm House have long made it an icon of the Gardens. Designed by Decimus Burton and expertly engineered by Richard Turner, it was constructed between 1844 and 1848.
Housed in a Grade 1 listed building, the Orangery restaurant offers a varied menu with something for everyone.
The Davies Alpine House is the latest addition to Kew’s glasshouses. It opened in 2006, the first new glasshouse to be commissioned for two decades. It is located at the north end of the Rock Garden.
Kew dabbled in creating small rock features during the mid-19th century but only constructed a substantial rock garden in 1882.
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