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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 autumn issue reveals the events and plants featuring in Kew's Intoxication Season, and the best autumn spectacles at Kew and Wakehurst Place. The issue also includes a feature on how the Gardens are commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. You'll find a complete events listing inside too.

Read our feature on Getting to know the best autumn colour trees at Kew.


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

To access  your free member's copy of the Kew magazine iPad edition go to, download the app, click LOG IN then enter your membership number. For extra guidance contact the membership office on 020 8332 3200 or email

Download the app from itunes

The magazine is available on subscription – in print for £24 (UK & EU; Rest of World £33), or on your iPad or tablet for just £10.99 as an app via iTunes.

Subscribe via the iTune app

Subscribe to the print edition via Kew Books online

You can also pick up a copy in the shops at Kew and Wakehurst Place for the special discounted price of £3.95 (RRP £5.50).

Kew magazine on iPad

Browse all our articles and make the most of the links through to Kew's films, blogs and more information. You'll also find easy links to booking events and courses, and many more ways to support Kew.

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Image of front cover of Kew Magazine summer issue

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