The Hive viewed behind flowers on the Great Broad Walk Borders

Unlocking why plants and fungi matter

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s mission is to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, building an understanding of the world's plants and fungi upon which all our lives depend.
Seed of Ravenala madagascariensis (traveller’s palm); native to Madagascar (Photo: W. Stuppy)

Kew Science

Science has always been the heart of Kew’s purpose. Our collections, our people and our partnerships enable us to make an invaluable and highly relevant contribution to some of the biggest issues facing the global population.
The Palm House at Kew

Kew Gardens

Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history.
The Mansion (Image: Jim Holden)


Our country estate boasts formal and ornamental gardens, woodlands, wildlife and a nature reserve. It is also home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world.

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