Community and Access Learning Programmes

We offer an exciting range of accessible opportunities for groups and individuals to learn more about our science, history, collections, and horticulture.

A child feed and hands examine the ground with a microscope

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. Please note our phone lines are closed. We will respond to programme emails as soon as possible.

Explore our programmes

  • A young girl explains plants in the glasshouses to visitors

    Youth Programme

    We offer young people the chance to work with Kew scientists and horticulturalists, to explore ways to engage the public in plant science and conservation.

  • Knitting nature community group activity

    Community Learning Programme

    From creative writing to music making and knitting, we offer a range of accessible opportunities for you to learn more about our science, history and horticulture. 

  • Children playing on a music and movement session

    Family and Early Years Programme

    Inspiring opportunities for children and families to learn together about plants and the natural world.

  • A bee on Echinacea purpurea

    Community Access Scheme

    The Community Access Scheme is a group annual membership for organisations that provide services directly to people who face physical, sensory, psychological, or social barriers to visiting Kew independently.

  • Herbs and vegetables

    Community Horticulture Learning

    Grow your passion for plants and unearth a talent for woodwork in Kew’s community allotment, a welcoming and inclusive environment to discover more about plants and fungi. 

  • Couple walking along woodland walkway in winter

    Discovery and Access Programme

    Welcoming people with and without disabilities to enjoy accessible learning experiences, giving everyone the opportunity to discover something amazing about the world of plants and fungi.  

Women and children take part in an outreach project,putting soil into a wheelbarrow

Grow Wild

Join our national outreach programme, bringing people together to value wildflowers and fungi.

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Winslow Family, Richmond Paris Lands Charity, The Kusuma Trust, and Ecoworld London.