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About our organisation

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous centre for botanical and mycological knowledge. With our two inspiring gardens at Kew in west London and Wakehurst in Sussex, we enchant our visitors with the wonder of plant diversity.

Our mission and strategy

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.

For more about our mission and strategy

Seeds and fruits (Credit: Wolfgang Stuppy)

Our people and departments

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew currently employs around 800 staff at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. Kew is led by its Director and overseen by the Board of Trustees.

For more about our people and departments

Scientist in Kew's Jodrell Laboratory

Our policies

We publish policies on key issues related to activity at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

For a list of our policies

Combretum fragrans seeds

Press and media

Our Press Office work with members of the press to share news about what's coming up in the Gardens and our vital science and conservation work.

Contact the Press Office

Jobs and volunteering

Find out about the latest job vacancies, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

Search for a job, apprenticeship or volunteer opportunity

Kew Diploma in Horticulture at Kew

Contact us

Find out how to get in touch with Kew Gardens and Wakehurst including details for visitor information lines and Friends and membership support.

Contact us

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