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    Free Kew magazine for members Fascinating articles and beautiful imagery brought together in a magazine and iPad app - free for Friends of Kew

Kew, the magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, pulls together a fascinating mix of articles that go behind the scenes to explain the immense range of Kew’s work at home and abroad. From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment to art and history, all the features focus on plants and the people who work with them. Among the stories that Kew tells are those about plant-hunting expeditions to remote corners of the world, plant conservation work in many countries, profiles of Kew’s experts, discoveries of new species, and the ways in which people can use the world's plants to improve their lives. The latest news from Kew and the world of plant science, and a diary of events completes the magazine.

Current issue

The spring issue reveals how top chef Raymond Blanc filmed his new BBC series Kew on a Plate in the Kew Kitchen Garden, and what delicious veg he managed to grow.

Read our feature on 'Kew on a Plate'

We also take a look at the fascinating world of orchids and their pollinators, the colourful world of tulips, and we celebrate the gardens, collections and people at Wakehurst Place. You’ll also find a preview of the stunning new exhibition of Kew’s heritage trees inside too.


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. 

Download 'Saving for the Future'


Get your copy of Kew magazine

If you 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, or can be purchased as individual copies or on a yearly subscription. Once logged in you also get access to over 20 back issues as well as the current one!

Subscribe to the digital edition for Adnroid, Apple or desktop

You can also purchase individual print copies in any of Kew's shops for the discounted price of £3.95 (RRP £5.50).

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Subscribe to Kew magazine in our online shop and get all our great news and features delivered three times a year.

Image of front cover of Kew Magazine summer issue

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Book of the month

Kew on a Plate with Raymond Blanc

Kew On A Plate book cover

Shopping at Kew

Visit Kew's shops for a wide selection of beautiful orchids

A selection of photos of orchids from Kew's 2013 Orchid Festival

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out more about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

Unlimited entry

To the Gardens for you and a family member. £72 per year.

Princess of Wales Conservatory