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Kew Magazine

Kew Magazine brings you a varied mix of fascinating articles that go behind-the-scenes to explain the immense range of Kew’s work at home and abroad.

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About Kew magazine

Kew Magazine cover autumn-winter 2016/17

From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment, to art and history, features focus on plants and the people who work with them.

Among the stories that Kew tells are plant-hunting expeditions to remote corners of the world, plant conservation work in many countries, profiles of Kew’s exp

erts, discoveries of new species, and the ways in which people can use the world's plants to improve their lives.

It also includes the latest news from Kew and the world of plant science, and a diary of events at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

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Current issue

The autumn issue of Kew magazine is packed with engaging articles. From how to seek out the most unusual and amazing seasonal seeds in the Gardens to how Kew’s science is improving food security around the world.

The issue also includes behind the scenes detail on the new Flora Japonica botanical art exhibition and a potted history of how Capability Brown helped to change the face of Kew’s landscape. You’ll also find plenty of news and events to enjoy.

Download our feature on the Flora Japonica exhibition


Kew magazine wins at the GMG Awards

Kew magazine won the Environmental Award at the GMG Awards at The Savoy in London (26 November 2014). The award was for a piece by Stephanie Pain called 'Saving for the Future' on the UK National Tree Seed Project, which appeared in the spring 2014 issue. 

Download 'Saving for the Future'

Get your copy of Kew magazine

If you are a Friend of Kew, you receive Kew magazine free, both as a print edition and on your tablet – so you can have Kew magazine wherever you go!

Become a member and get your copy

Friends of Kew also get free access to an easy-to-browse digital version of the magazine, complete with over 25 back issues, which are all fully searchable. These can be enjoyed on Android and Apple devices as well as on your desktop – see For access simply email with your membership number and then follow the login instructions that will be emailed back to you.

This digital edition of the magazine can be read on any device via the 'Exactly' app and is available free to Friends of Kew. It can also be purchased per copy or on a yearly subscription. Once logged in, you get access to over 20 back issues as well as the current one!

Take a look at the digital edition now

You can purchase individual print copies in any of Kew's shops for £6.

If you enjoy your copy of Kew magazine please get in touch on social media @kewgardens using #kewmagazine

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