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

Explore our programmes

  • A young girl explains plants in the glasshouses to visitors

    Youth programmes

    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.

    More about youth programmes
  • A knitting nature session in the Temperate House

    Community learning programmes

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

    More about community learning
  • Family and Early Years learning

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

    More about family and early years
  • A young girl explains plants in the glasshouses to visitors

    Community Open Week

    We're inviting community groups behind the scenes to meet our scientists and horticulturists, work with artists and get involved in a fantastic range of hands-on activities. 

    Find out more
  • A bee on Echinacea purpurea

    Community Membership Scheme

    The Community Membership 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.

    Apply for the Community Membership Scheme

Discovery and access learning

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.

Take part where you live