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  • Child and dad looking at cactus in Princess of Wales Conservatory
    Have an epic adventure at Kew this half term! From the tallest tree to the deadliest seed, the sneakiest flower to the smelliest plant, there is a world of wonder to explore at Kew
  • Image: Rupinder Virdi
    Awakening beauty at Kew Thousands of spring colours, one place to see them
  • The Hive at Kew Gardens artist impression
    The Hive opens in the Gardens on 18 June Step inside and discover the secret life of bees
  • State of the World's Plants report
    State of the World’s Plants report The first annual State of the World’s Plants report has now been released
  • Plant of the Month tour May 2016L rhododendron
    Plant of the month guided tours Go behind the scenes on these fascinating tours, featuring a different plant or fungus each month
  • Photo of Yucca valida
    Kew's Science Strategy Find out how we use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to help address the critical challenges facing humanity today

Kew the Movies

Kew the movies 2016 small banner

Don't miss our outdoor cinema screenings taking place against the beautiful backdrop of Kew Palace.

This year's films include Star Wars - The Force Awakens, Steven Spielberg's masterpiece Jurassic Park, American teen comedy Mean Girls and Labyrinth starring the late, great, David Bowie.

24-25 August and 7-8 September 2016, tickets now on sale.

Find out more

Kew Science blog

Image showing Bombus terrestris feeding on Rhododendron ponticum
24 May 2016
Philip Stevenson (Plant Chemist) and Alison Scott-Brown (Plant/Insect Ecologist) from Kew’s Natural Capital and Plant Health department report on the toxicity of natural chemicals in the nectar and leaves of Rhododendron.
<em>Afzelia africana</em> in Sierra Leone (X.van der Burgt)
16 May 2016
Kew scientist Hannah Banks, a member of the Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology team, speculates on whether we can use pollen structure to predict which species are vulnerable or resilient to environmental change.

Kew the Music

Kew the Music 2016

Outdoor concerts in the Gardens with a fantastic line-up of artists

Shopping at Kew

Fikkerts wild flower toiletery range from the online shop

Choose from our wide range of Kew inspired toiletries

Top things to do

Laburnum in the Queen's Garden behind Kew Palace

Spectacular laburnum in the Queen's Garden

Wedding venues

An unforgettable wedding in the unique Kew Gardens

Join Kew

Friends of Kew in summer (image: Megan Taylor)

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew and Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst

Kew's country garden in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

Front cover

The Botanical Treasury curated by Christopher Mills

Science at Kew

Cylindropuntia cholla photo by Wolfgang Stuppy

We're using our expertise to help address critical global challenges