Who we are

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew currently employs nearly 1,000 staff at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. Kew is led by its Director and overseen by the Board of Trustees.

Our Patron, The Prince of Wales

Watch a specially recorded message to market the launch of the Great Broad Walk Borders by His Royal Highness and Patron of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

A red flower in the wildflower meadow at Kew

The Board of Trustees

Appointed by the Secretary of State and Her Majesty the Queen, the Board is responsible for oversight of Kew.

Get to know our Trustees
Purple flowers on the Broadwalk border

Executive Board

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is run by an Executive Board. The Executive Board is the key decision-making board that oversees the operations and delivery of RBG Kew’s strategy and plan.

Get to know our Executive Board
Horticulturalists working at Kew

Organisational structure and staff

Kew currently has around 800 staff with a diverse range of expertise, operational and management skills. Some 60 per cent of staff are specialist plant and fungal scientists and botanical horticulturists.

Explore how we work
Arecaceae

Kew Ambassadors

The Kew Ambassadors support our mission to unlock the potential of plants and fungi. From our cutting-edge science work to our beautiful botanical gardens, they share our passion for the natural world.

Meet our Ambassadors