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Kew the Movies

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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

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25 April 2016
Kew scientist Bente Klitgård reports back from the 3rd Bolivian Botanical Conference in Sucre, and explains the importance of scientific conferences.
A lab full of plant samples ready to burn
18 April 2016
Sarah Wyse, an Early Career Research Fellow in our Collections Department, describes the first empirical study to measure the flammability of a range New Zealand plant species, recently published in the International Journal of Wildland Fire.

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

A sea of bluebells in the conservation area at Kew

Don't miss the bluebells in the Conservation Area

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

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The Botanical Treasury curated by Christopher Mills

Science at Kew

Cylindropuntia cholla photo by Wolfgang Stuppy

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