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Horticulture, plant science and conservation training courses

Kew offers a comprehensive programme of specialist training courses for students in higher education, teachers at all levels, and for botanists, horticulturists and plant conservation specialists in search of CPD (continuing professional development). 

The diverse plant collections held at Kew and Wakehurst, along with Kew’s world-renowned botanical library and illustrations, excellent laboratory facilities and specialist staff, provide an exceptional learning resource for students.

Kew works with partners around the world to develop regional training courses outside of the UK covering many different aspects of plant conservation.

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Wakehurst Mansion and pond
A practical one day course in association with OCR, designed to support the delivery of the elements of conservation, taxonomy and phylogeny.
Kew's Jodrell laboratory was expanded to include new sections for physiology and biochemistry. In 1994 it tripled in size again.
A unique event designed to support teachers wishing to build their confidence and knowledge in the area of gene technology.
A scientist at work at the Millennium Seed Bank
Postgraduate researchers have access to Kew’s world-renowned collections of living and preserved plant materials and its botanical library and illustrations, as well as to the excellent laboratory facilities.
The Palm House at Kew Gardens
This one-day course is presented by Kew staff and Philip Harris and aims to cover elements of chemistry, physics and biology.
Photo of Discover Kew app in use by pagoda tree
To provide practical work experience for undergraduates, Kew offers student placements working as part of the Information Technology (IT) department.
Photo of student Emily Marr recording bees on Aconitum
To provide practical work experience for students and recent graduates, Kew offers a range of internships across its science departments.
Photo of a teacher taking a class of students
Kew staff organise study visits for undergraduate and postgraduate students, whose studies relate to the work of the science teams or to the behind the scenes plant collections.
Students examine plant specimens in a classroom
During this two-week Tropical Plant Identification Course, Kew botanists share their expertise in identifying plants from the biodiversity-rich tropical regions of the world.
Inside Kew's Palm House
The diverse collections held at Kew and Wakehurst Place, including living plants, dried plant specimens, seed collections and library archives, provide an excellent learning resource for undergraduates in many different science, technology and arts disciplines.
A wood specimen underneath a microscope
During the Wood Identification Course, participants will look at many different types of wood, and find out how to distinguish them using features of their cells and tissues visible only under the microscope.

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