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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, Spring 2016 with picture of lady's slipper orchid

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.

Current issue

Bountiful Brazil feature from spring 2016 edition of Kew Magazine
The spring issue of Kew magazine is packed with great features and stunning photography. You can read all about Kew’s Orchids Festival and the vital conservation work Kew does in Brazil.

Discover the story of the intrepid painter Margaret Mee who travelled into the Amazon many times to paint the wild flora, and whose paintings you can now enjoy in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Get a taste of the Gardens with the tale of how the delicious new Kew gin was put together, and revel in the amazing images of the International Garden Photographer of the Year. 

As always there’s plenty of news, features about Kew's plants and also a complete diary of What’s On at Kew and Wakehurst this season too.

Download Kew Magazine article Bountiful Brazil


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.

Become a member

Friends of Kew also get free access to a digital pdf version of the magazine, which can be enjoyed on Android and Apple devices as well as your desktop – see For access simply email with your membership number and then follow the log in 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!

Subscribe to the digital edition for Android, Apple or desktop

You can purchase individual print copies in any of Kew's shops for £6.00.

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Image of front cover of Kew Magazine summer issue

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