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Business services

Find out about our business services including Kew Publishing, the publishing house of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and our consultancy, support and information on matters from plant identification and conservation to image and product licensing.

Kew Publishing

Photographing Trees by Edward Parker

Kew Publishing is the publishing house of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. We produce over 30 new titles each year, for both popular and specialist audiences of all ages. Through our publications we inspire and educate people about Kew’s work and provide access to Kew’s unique heritage, collections, knowledge and cutting-edge expertise.

Our list of over 500 titles includes bestselling and award winning books on plant science, horticulture, history and art. Our specialist list comprises floras, checklists, field guides and illustrated botanical monographs on key subject areas such as orchids, trees and medicinal plants. 

Our serial publications include the scientific journal Kew Bulletin, Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, published for over two centuries and famous for its illustrations, and Kew Magazine for our members and supporters.


Sales and distribution

Marston Book Services Ltd handle all trade order processing, customer service, warehousing and distribution functions in the UK and other territories (excluding USA, Canada and Mexico). The University of Chicago Press manages our trade sales orders in North America and Mexico.

These partnerships and operational arrangements ensure that our publications are easily available and accessible to global audiences. They support Kew’s role in sharing its resources and knowledge with the science and education community.


Buying our books

You can buy our books online, from the shops at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place or in many good bookshops. All proceeds go to supporting the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Contact Kew Publishing

Gina Fullerlove, Head of Publishing
Lydia White, Sales and Marketing Manager

Email: publishing@kew.org


Licensing

Madagascar periwinkle  (Catharanthus roseus) in the Palm House

Kew scientific and horticultural projects may lead to licensing opportunities. We work with companies who identify with Kew and have similar brand values. These include:

  • sustainability
  • conservation
  • biodiversity management
  • scientific and research excellence
  • ethical sourcing and production

By associating with Kew, your company and products can benefit from alignment with a brand recognised globally for environmental sustainability, knowledge and beauty.

Contact Kew Consultancy Services Licensing 
Professor Monique Simmonds 
Email: kewinnovation@kew.org 

Contact Enterprise Licensing 
Quincy Leon 
Email: q.leon@kew.org


Image licensing


We offer a large range of images for commercial licensing including: 

  • Photographs of Kew’s Living Collections of plants, fungi, trees and shrubs
  • Botanical art including works by Marianne North, Walter Hood Fitch, the Bauers, Redouté and many others
  • Historical imagery of botanists, plant hunters, Kew Gardens and other archival photographs
  • Scientific specimens from Kew’s Herbarium, Millennium Seed Bank and Economic Botany Collection 
  • Kew architecture and landscape  

Explore Kew's image library


Commercial filming and photography

Aerial view of the Palm House at Kew

Kew is hugely popular as a filming and photo shoot location. A wide range of breathtaking sites offer the perfect back drop. Available throughout the year.

More about commercial filming and photography


Corporate Membership and sponsorship


Kew has a long track record of building successful partnerships. We engage with a wide range of people including visitors to the Gardens, our Friends membership and thousands of local communities worldwide. We communicate through a range of channels from face-to-face meetings with gardeners or scientists, to digital and social platforms.

Every day we are talking to your stakeholders, both consumers and suppliers. We would like to talk to you about your business needs and how we can help further them. 

Corporate Membership

As a Corporate Member of Kew your employees will have free unlimited entry to Kew's sites and exclusive access to volunteering. 
More about Corporate Membership

Sponsorship

As a sponsor you can promote your brand worldwide, as you help support our work.
More about sponsorship

Contact the Corporate Team 

Call +44 (0)20 8332 3273