Science and conservation
New MSc course at Kew Find out more about the new MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation
Kew launches new Science Strategy Our new strategy sets out how we will use our world-class collections and scientific expertise to make a unique and valuable contribution to plant and fungal science.
Science blogs Find out more about the latest science and conservation work at Kew.
Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. We have one of the largest and most diverse collections of plant and fungal specimens (living and preserved) in the world.
Kew Science News
Kew magazine wins at the GMG Awards
Kew magazine won the Environmental Award at the GMG Awards at The Savoy in London (26 November). 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 issue.
Seed collecting in Chile’s Atacama Desert – the driest place on Earth
Plants and fungi in focus
Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
From the sausage-shaped fruits of the tamarind tree comes the sticky acidic pulp that has been used as a food ingredient for thousands of years.
Tamarind is found throughout the tropics. The edible fruits, and especially the pulp, can be eaten raw or used as an ingredient in curries, pickles, confectionery and in fermented drinks.
Tamarind can be seen growing in Kew’s Palm House.