Collage of Joseph Hooker's drawings and correspondence

Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), Kew is holding an exhibition of a selection of his photographs, journals and paintings.

Fungi growing at Kew Gardens

Watercolour workshop: fungi

Join us on this workshop where you'll learn to record different types of mushroom before drawing and painting them.

Watercolour workshop: gilded flowers

This watercolour workshop is about learning to make a botanical miniature with a gilded background of a plant or flower on watercolour paper.

Sketch of crocuses

Creating a botanical sketchbook

Learn how to keep a botanical sketchbook, an invaluable tool to record your plant drawings and field notes, colour studies, and written notes.

Orchids using artistic filter

iPad art workshop

Use different techniques on your iPad®* combined with the flowers and scenes at Kew Gardens to create perfect pictures.

Pagoda Tree

Drawing trees

This one day course is an introduction to drawing trees with a focus on composition, scale, experimentation, and texture.

Botanical illustrations on show in the Library

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Gain an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of botanical illustration on this modular course leading to the Kew Certificate. The 2017/18 programme begins in September 2017.