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 examines the ground with a magnifying glass

Explore our programmes

  • Community allotment

    Community Access Scheme at Kew

    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.

  • A woman on a tool shed community workshop

    Community Access Scheme at Wakehurst

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

  • Herbs and vegetables

    Community Horticultural 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. 

  • Knitting nature community group activity

    Community Learning Programme

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

  • Two people sit at a table covered with craft materials in a garden

    Community Open Week

    Every year we run a free festival for community groups and individuals to visit the Gardens and take part in exciting learning activities. Watch this space for news about our next event. 

  • A person in a group reaches out to examine a green leaf on a tree

    Discovery and Access Programme

    Welcoming disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy accessible learning experiences at Kew, giving everyone the opportunity to discover something amazing about the world of plants and fungi.

  • 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 at Kew.

  • 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.

Planting a succulent in the community allotment

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Discover our accessible resources

  • The Hive, an installation by Wolfgang Buttress, viewed from a distance

    Visual guide

    Our visual guide can help you plan and enjoy your visit to Kew Gardens. This resource includes information about what to expect during your visit and top tips to help you have a fantastic time in the Gardens.

  • A graphic of Kew Gardens with labels

    Accessibility map

    This map of Kew Gardens prioritises accessibility information and highlights areas of sensory interest. It also includes a zoomed-in map of part of the Gardens, to help you navigate the busiest area.

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.

Two women gardening

Read Kew's Outreach Strategy

Find out how we are connecting and engaging communities to protect nature, together.

Supported by the Winslow Family, Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Mount Anvil and Partners, GSK, John Lyon’s Charity and Ecoworld London.