Learning

Expand your knowledge on plant and fungal science from the world's best experts.

Drosera venusta, a plant at Kew

We are accepting bookings for school visits. 

School programmes

Inspire your children with a visit to our two botanic gardens.

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    Endeavour

    Bring Kew into your classroom with free teaching resources for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. 

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    Schools at Kew Gardens

    We are currently accepting bookings for school visits.  Don’t worry, for visits up to December 2021 (including Summer School) you won't need to commit and pay for your visit until six weeks before your visit date.

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    Schools at Wakehurst

    We look forward to welcoming schools back to Wakehurst from 19 April 2021. Come and join us in the great outdoors. 

  • Summer School: Catch up at Kew

    We are welcoming school groups to Kew throughout the summer holidays.

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    Teacher training

    Discover how you can use plants to bring the curriculum alive and engage pupils in learning new scientific knowledge and skills.

    We are accepting bookings for teacher training from 3 May 2021 onwards.

Learning at home

We've released some of our curriculum-aligned resources designed for KS1 –⁠ KS5 to keep pupils on track with their learning.

Study with Kew Science

Find out more about Kew's MSc course, PhD opportunities, training courses and internships.

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    MSc study

    Our unique Masters course teaches vital plant and fungal identification skills in the context of evolutionary biology, conservation theory and practice. Includes field work in Madagascar and a six-month research project. 

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    PhD opportunities

    Over 50 PhD students carry out doctoral training and research at Kew, with access to our world-class scientific collections, facilities and expertise. 

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    Continuing Professional Development

    We run short courses aimed at equipping working professionals with specialised skills.

School of Horticulture

The School of Horticulture is a centre of excellence for horticultural and botanical education. Study for one of our world-renowned qualifications.

Other ways to learn at Kew

Whether you're after a one-day course, or part of a community project, we have something for you.

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    Short courses

    Looking to brush up a few skills or start something new? Take one of our courses in photography, art, horticultural or wellbeing. 

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    Talks and lectures

    Our experts are passionate about sharing knowledge. The Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture series will update you on the latest discoveries. 

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    Community and access

    There are many accessible opportunities for groups and individuals to learn more about science, history, collections and horticulture.

    Please note: In line with government guidance on social distancing, we are cancelling all Visitor Learning Activities until further notice. If your group has a visit booked during this time we will be in touch with you regarding the cancellation.

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    Work experience for school students

    We offer a number of horticultural work experience placements at Kew Gardens.