Learning

Expand your knowledge on plant and fungal science from the world's best experts. We offer programmes for schools, higher education and vocational training.

Drosera venusta, a plant at Kew

School programmes

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

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Schools at Kew Gardens

The historic buildings, exceptional plant collections, glorious grounds and vital scientific research will inspire curiosity about the world, its plants and its people.

School trips to Kew Gardens
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Schools at Wakehurst

Our wild botanic garden is the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. Our vital scientific research in the Millennium Seed Bank and our 500 acres of woodland will suit all types of learning.

School trips to Wakehurst
DNA statue outside of the Jodrell Laboratory RBG Kew Gardens

CPD for teachers

Discover our range of teacher, technician and support staff training courses for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Develop your skills

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. 

Our MSc programmes
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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. 

Our PhD opportunities
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Continuing Professional Development

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

Improve your 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.

Echinopsis ancistrophora painted by Margaret Mee Fellowship Programme 2016 Artist Scholar Alessandro Candido

Short courses

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

Learn at Kew
Palm House, RBG Kew

Talks and lectures

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

Our talks and lectures
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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. 

Get involved with Kew
Witch Hazel growing at Kew

Work experience for school students

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

Work experience placements