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Kew magazine

Kew magazine pulls together a fascinating mix of articles about plants, fungi, science and conservation as well as art and archives by taking you behind the scenes at the world famous gardens of Kew and Wakehurst.

In the magazine

The award-winning Kew magazine is published three times a year and is free to all Friends of Kew as a print and digital magazine.

Inside its pages you can discover plenty of stories about the fascinating work that goes on behind the scenes and in the gardens at Kew as staff fulfil their mission to discover, conserve and protect wild plant species and fungi around the world for the benefit of everyone.

Each issue of the magazine has articles on beautiful and intriguing plants, conservation, art and history. You’ll also find the latest news from both of Kew’s gardens and a diary of events for the season.

The contribution of top writers and photographers combined with outstanding design, high production values and editorial quality makes Kew a beautiful magazine and a well-respected ambassador for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Enjoy the latest issue

The summer issue is out now, and celebrates the re-opening and restoration of the Temperate House at Kew. Inside you’ll also find features about Kew’s work with rare and intriguing temperate plants in China and also on remote islands across the world. We also celebrate the restoration of the Great Pagoda and reveal the story of how the ferocious chinoiserie dragons have made a come back to this extraordinary Georgian folly.

Get your copy

If you are a Friend of Kew, you will receive Kew magazine for free three times a year, with the option to receive it as a print magazine and as a digital edition for your tablet from Exact Editions. Once signed up to our digital magazine you will have access to our entire archive of over 90 issues, all of which are fully searchable.

Members can sign up to the digital edition of Kew magazine using their membership number (found on your membership card – beginning with M or W) as a subscription number. If you have problems registering, please email

Not a Friend? Subscribe now!

If you are not Kew member, you can still subscribe to Kew magazine through our online shop.

You can also subscribe to the digital edition via the Exact Editions website at It is available for both Android and Apple devices.

Individual print copies can be purchased in any of Kew's shops—make sure you ask for a copy on your next visit.