Plant Cultures encourages use of the website for your own private study and for most non-commercial research and
educational purposes. This use includes downloading and printing of text and images, but website materials
must not be placed on a publicly accessible website or otherwise published.
Written permission must be sought for use of website materials for any commercial purposes.
The design and content of the website are copyright. The images, text and other materials are not within the public domain.
Text and images may be used for any kind of non-commercial educational use within homes, schools,
colleges and universities. Suggestions for educational use of the
website are given on our Schools pages.
Permited uses include printing or downloading of website materials, repurposing for teaching materials or classroom activities, and use on non-commercial educational intranets.
However, material should not be posted onto publicly-viewable websites. We ask that credit is given, where possible, to the Plant Cultures website, and to
individual partners or contributors for stories or images used.
Requests for for other uses of website material, e.g. on publicly-viewable or commercial websites, can be sent to us using the contact page.
Private study and research
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and its partners in the Plant Cultures website, grant you a license to use its
content for your own private study and private research, either as printed
copies or by downloading on to your personal computer.
Commercial use of Plant Cultures website materials is prohibited, unless written permission has been sought and obtained from the copyright holder.
Most of the images on the website are available for purchase for commercial use through the picture library of the relevant partner. Contact details for these are given on the Partners page. For other materials, including website text and stories, please contact Plant Cultures.
Commercial use includes any use for the purposes of monetary reward by means of sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of exploitation of the website materials.
Images for promotion of the Plant Cultures project can be provided in high-quality formats. Please contact the project for assistance.
Copyright is owned in different parts of this website, as follows:
Website design and all content, except as stated below: Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Images and associated captions: the relevant image partner.
Stories and associated images and captions: the relevant outreach partner and/or the story contributor.