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Browse our specialist training courses for professional horticulturists, scientists, conservationists and teachers.

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Looking towards the Palm House from the woodland garden
This one-day course is presented by Kew scientists and Philip Harris.
The Millennium Seed Bank building
This one-day course is presented by Kew scientists and Philip Harris at Wakehurst in Sussex.
Students learn about plant taxonomy and identification
This course draws on the expertise of scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to provide training in the identification of plant families and in field survey techniques, and to demonstrate the latest appropriate field technologies.
Kew Apprentices in the Gardens
Sign up for our three-year practical horticulture course with day release option.
Photo of course 2010 participants in a classroom
This one-week botanical nomenclature course, led by Kew specialists with extensive practical experience, covers the principles of plant nomenclature according to the International Code of Nomenclature.
Participants studying in a lecture
Kew's Conventions and Policies team (CAPS) offers half- or full-day training courses covering implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). These courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the course participants.
Library Reading Room in Kew's Herbarium
Each year, the Library and Archives offers two twelve-month paid traineeships for graduates interested in careers in librarianship or in archives administration and records management. Kew has one of the world’s most important plant science libraries and archives.
Inside Kew's Palm House
The three-year Kew Historic Glasshouse Apprenticeship has been developed to support the Temperate House Precinct Restoration Project.
International diploma students laughing in the classroom
In response to the demands of the wider plant conservation community for solutions-oriented training in skills and strategies supporting worldwide efforts to solve the biodiversity crisis, Kew offers a programme of four international diploma courses.
Botanic Garden Education students taking part in an arts activity
The International Diploma in Botanic Garden Education, developed jointly by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), provides an opportunity for botanic garden educators to develop programmes within the context of international conservation and sustainability legislation and to try out a wide range of environmental education activities.

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