About us

Our mission at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst is to understand and protect plants and fungi, for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth.

Earth is the only planet in the universe that we know for certain supports life. 

Yet that life is in crisis.

The unprecedented rate of degradation means we are living through an age of extinction. We know the next decade is critical to reverse this trend. 

Our aspiration at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst is to end the extinction crisis and help create a world where nature is protected, valued and managed sustainably.


Read more about our mission and priorities

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Staff in yellow t-shirts discuss their work with visitors

    Who we are

    Get to know our trustees, our executive board and just some of the over 1,200 staff who make Kew an inspiring place to visit and learn.

  • Sketch showing JD Hooker in his office

    History of Kew

    A timeline into our 250 year history, the legacy of our botanical expedition heritage and the major achievements that have shaped us. 

  • A wide shot taking in the whole Temperate House from above

    Press and media

    Get the latest updates from our media centre and press releases. 

  • A cherry tree blossoming by the Palm House

    Corporate services

    Find out more about our commercial activities, including our publishing house and our location services. 

  • A staff member arranges orchids at the orchid festival

    Jobs and volunteering

    Kew needs passionate individuals to help solve some of the critical challenges facing humanity today. 

  • A pink orchid up close

    Reports and policies

    All our annual reports and up-to-date policies. 

The Palm House at Kew Gardens

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Find out how Kew is embracing diversity and building an inclusive environment for all.

Get in touch

Get the list of full contact details at both Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Contact us