Kew magazine

Kew magazine is a fascinating mix of articles about plants, fungi, science and conservation, taking you behind the scenes of our gardens.

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Award-winning magazine

The award-winning Kew magazine is published three times a year and is free to all Kew members as a print and digital magazine.

Inside its pages you can discover plenty of stories about the fascinating work that goes on behind the scenes and in the gardens at Kew as staff fulfill their mission to discover, conserve and protect wild plant species and fungi around the world for the benefit of everyone.

Each issue of the magazine has articles on beautiful and intriguing plants, conservation, art and history. You’ll also find the latest news from both of Kew’s gardens and a diary of events for the season.

The contribution of top writers and photographers combined with outstanding design, high production values and editorial quality makes Kew a beautiful magazine and a well-respected ambassador for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Kew Magazine Summer 2022

Where to find Kew magazine

Kew members get access to Kew magazine for free three times a year. Members in the United Kingdom and non-European Union countries have the option to receive it in print and as a digital edition through Exact Editions. Members in the European Union get digital access to the magazine only. Once signed up to our digital magazine you will have access to our entire archive of over 100 issues, all of which are fully searchable.

Members can sign up to the digital edition of Kew magazine using their membership number (found on your membership card – beginning with M or W) as a subscription number. If you have problems registering, please email

If you are not a Kew member, you can still subscribe to Kew magazine through our online shop.

You can also subscribe to our beautiful and easy-to-use digital edition via the Exact Editions website. This includes fully-searchable access to the growing archive of back issues and means you can read the magazine wherever you go. It is available for both Android and Apple devices and perfect to enjoy on your tablet.

Institutions can also subscribe at and enjoy the following features: 

  • Fully-searchable access to the growing archive of back issues
  • Unlimited IP-authenticated access and remote access options available
  • Cross-platform compatibility with all Web, iOS and Android devices
  • Usage reports, MARC records and excellent customer support

Individual print copies can also be purchased in any of Kew's shops – make sure you ask for a copy on your next visit.

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Join and support

There are many ways to join and support Kew, whether becoming a member or donating to one of our causes.