Our future is botanic
Help 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 security, medicine and clean air.
Take a deep dive into our stories below to understand the power of plants and fungi in sustaining life on Earth.
This is food
Why Kew is fighting for food security
Richard Deverell, Director of Kew, explains why preserving biodiversity will protect the food on your plate.
Rice, rice, baby: The global importance of rice
Rice is the staple food for billions of people. So it's vital that we protect it.
A family affair: Protecting the humble chickpea
How did the chickpea get to our plates, and can its family help it out of future climate trouble?
This is medicine
Into the wild: Plant drug discovery
The intrepid search for plant medicines in some of the most remote places on the planet.
Plants, drugs and rocky soil
How scientists are using plant science to identify life-saving drugs for the future
Plants and the evolution of anticancer drugs
How the discovery of plant-based drugs has helped fight cancer.
This is clean air
Amazing ways trees help our cities
From cleaning the air to boosting flood protection, trees are essential to urban resilience.
Making sustainable charcoal at Wakehurst
Find out how we make charcoal and how it keeps our trees healthy.
10 golden rules for restoring forests
Learn how reforestation can tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.