Welcome to Kew’s new website

Interactive maps, species profiles and your pictures of the gardens are a few of the new features – plus of course masses of fascinating inside information.

01 Oct 2009

  • Close Thanks for liking this page. Tell us why by adding a comment at the bottom.
Encephalartos woodii species profile

Wood’s cycad (Encephalartos woodii) species profile

Welcome to Kew’s new website! Whether this is the first time you’ve visited the site or you are a regular user, we hope that you’ll like the new design and content you’ll find. But it’s way more than a lick of paint – the site is packed with new features.

Kew is all about plants and fungi, and what better way to start exploring some of Kew’s hundreds of thousands of plants than by using our species pages. This resource will grow over the coming months, bringing you some of the most interesting, iconic and useful plants in the world.

Interactive global map
Kew’s work in Madagascar on the global map

Our global map lets you explore Kew’s key conservation projects around the world, with stories from China to Madagascar showing how Kew is making a difference.

And to get the most from your visit to either Kew or Wakehurst Place, use our interactive garden map to make sure you don’t miss anything. If you take some interesting photos on your visit, why not add them to the website via our Flickr feed.

All in all we think there will be plenty to keep you engaged – and we’d love to hear your views or suggestions on the new site by emailing us at webteam@kew.org.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll also be adding video and audio content via our media player, an online shop and a virtual exploration of Kew’s refurbished Marianne North Gallery.

So please check back soon!

9 comments on 'Welcome to Kew’s new website'

Sylvia Javes says

27/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

It looks very good but I can't find any recent wildlife records for Kew.

Stephen Middleton says

27/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Looks good, but things missing. e.g. I look at Kew All Events and there is no mention of the Tapestry of Trees guided walk although the daily guided tour is there. Also if I look at members events for Wakehurst there is no mention of the monthly Friends coffee mornings. I suggest somebody checks the website with the magazine which DOES cover this. There IS lots of great on the website.

mark says

04/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

good work - huge job and so much more information on the new site. Look forward to seeing it develop (hopefully with a few of my lovely kew photos)

Kew_DigitalMediaTeam says

02/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for all your lovely comments and compliments guys! We're really pleased with the site too and looking fwd to adding more brilliant features and new content over the next few months...

Nathan says

02/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

This new look site is beautiful, a much needed improvement that's been long overdue. And i love the new interactive features - now visiting the Kew website is a joy to use.

Tom says

01/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Looks fantastic. Brilliant work. So much better than before.

Mollie says

01/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

It's beautiful!! I could spend hours reading through the pages and admiring the photos. Your hard work has paid off! Thanks for providing such interactive and interesting content!

Katie says

01/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to everyone! A great new site. I love the maps of the gardens.

Jim says

01/10/2009 12:00:00 AM | Report abuse

There's a lot of really nice features here!! good work

See your favourite reasons to visit