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Undergraduate courses

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.
Inside Kew's Palm House
Interior of the Palm House at Kew, where undergraduates study living plants and learn about ecosystems

Undergraduates at Kew and Wakehurst

Undergraduate groups can visit the plant collections in the gardens at Kew or Wakehurst, by obtaining a schools entry voucher.

The Volunteer Guides at Kew can be booked for hour-long tours, either providing a general introduction to the Gardens or focusing on specific aspects of the living plant collections or Kew’s history.


An undergraduate sandwich placement student in the laboratory of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank
John Waller, an undergraduate sandwich placement student at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about opportunities for specialised study visits linked to Kew's research, conservation and horticultural activities through the link below.

Sandwich studentships

For individual undergraduates who have completed two years of their degree course, Kew offers one-year paid sandwich course placements within its science and information technology teams.

Resources for undergraduates

Background information on many species being studied at Kew is available from the Kew website through the Plants and Fungi pages.

Students and lecturers can also find details of many of Kew's worldwide activities and projects through the Science and Conservation pages and the Science Directory.