Our future is botanic
Help us protect plants today, because they are our future.
If plant life stops, all life stops.
But at Kew, we're not going to let that happen. We've only just scratched the surface of what plants and fungi can do.
Now it's time to protect them and fight against biodiversity loss to ensure the future of food, medicine and clean air.
Take a deep dive into our stories below to explore the power of plants and fungi in sustaining life on Earth.
This is Kew
How we are future-proofing the planet
Find out 4 ways Kew is helping to tackle climate change.
Our fight against biodiversity loss
From fungi to forests, biodiversity is one of our greatest assets to be protected.
What is the Millennium Seed Bank?
Here's our handy list of 20 facts and figures about the world’s largest wild plant seed bank.
This is food
Seed banking could protect your roast
Our scientists from the Millennium Seed Bank are protecting the stars of your Sunday roast.
5 foods of the future
Supermarket shelves in years to come may look very different.
Ethiopia’s tree against hunger
Discover enset, a remarkable relative of the banana that feeds 20 million people in Ethiopia.
This is medicine
Finding new treatments for malaria
Combining traditional plant knowledge with the Tree of Life could help us discover new medicines.
Into the wild: Plant drug discovery
The intrepid search for plant medicines in some of the most remote places on the planet.
The cancer-killing champion of the plant world
Discover the spectacular Madagascar periwinkle and its amazing cancer-fighting properties.
This is clean air
Stuck in time: London’s lichens
Our cities are undergoing a green revolution but are we moving too fast for some species?
Amazing ways trees help our cities
From cleaning the air to boosting flood protection, trees are essential to urban resilience.
10 golden rules for restoring forests
Learn how reforestation can tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.