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Learning programmes and resources at Kew

  • Passiflora alata painting by Marianne North
    Library, Art & Archives One of the most important botanical reference sources in the world, Library, Art & Archives contains more than half a million items
  • specialist training
    Botanical Horticulture There's a wide range of opportunities to gain horticultural qualifications or experience at Kew

Kew offers many opportunities for learning – from professional qualifications to short courses – and also has a wealth of learning resources in its Library, Art and Archives collections.

Library, Art & Archives

One of the most important botanical reference sources in the world, Library, Art & Archives contains several million items, including books, botanical illustrations, photographs, letters and manuscripts, periodicals, biographies and maps. Current digital project include the Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project and the Nathaniel Wallich and Indian Natural History project.

Library, Art & Archives

Joseph Hooker Collection

Nathaniel Wallich Collection

Specialist training

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).

Horticulture, plant science and conservation training courses

Short courses

Kew offers a wide range of talks and courses, whether you have a passion for plants and photography, would like to observe kingfishers in their natural habitat, or learn the basic techniques of botanical illustration.

See the full range of talks and courses

School visits

Bring your students to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst

Kew offers many learning opportunities for schools, students and teachers. Taught by experienced and enthusiastic Kew staff, the school visit programmes cover all stages of education and are aligned closely with the National Curriculum and work schemes.

School visits to Kew Gardens

School visits to Wakehurst

More from Kew

Specialist training

Kew Apprentices in the Gardens

A world-class programme of professional training courses

Schools at Kew

School children learning at Kew Gardens

Inspire and engage your class with our hands-on learning programme

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Talks & Courses

Sunbeams break through trees on a misty autumn morning at Kew

Improve your gardening, photography & botanical art skills

Schools at Wakehurst

Happy school group holds up sticks and leaves

Use our country estate as your classroom for the day

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