Joseph Dalton Hooker by Theodore Blake Wirgman

Kew After Hours: Celebrating Joseph Hooker

Join us for an exclusive After Hours event, with the chance to meet Kew’s experts and discover the life of botanical trailblazer Joseph Hooker, and the illustrations inspired by his work. 29 June 2017. Over 18s only.

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.

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.