Reports and policies

Read the latest Kew annual reports, our scientific advancements and our policies on key issues.

Orchids at Kew Gardens

Our annual reports

The latest annual report and accounts of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Annual reports from 2005 can be found on

The Kew Foundation annual report

Every donation to Kew makes a difference, and you have helped us raise £21.9 million last year. 

Read the annual report for Kew Foundation


Our economic value report

This report by Oxford Economics details the economic value of Kew. It highlights the wide range of benefits the organisation brings to the UK and internationally.


Our governance frameworks

This framework document was drawn up by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It defines our key responsibilities and relationships, and arrangements for governance and accountability. 

Read more about our statutory obligations under the National Heritage Act 1983

Our Governance at RBG Kew framework brings together our internal operating rules. 

It explains what it means to be an 'arm’s length' public body and a charity. It also sets out the rules relating to decision-making, delegated authorities and our internal controls within Kew.

Governance at Kew (PDF)