Our purpose is to help stop biodiversity loss and develop nature-based solutions to some of humanity’s biggest global challenges.
With over 470 scientists, Kew’s mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.
State of the World's Plants and Fungi Symposium 2023
Registrations are now OPEN for this year's SOTWPF Symposium - join world experts on 11-13 October 2023!
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With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world.
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Browse our databases which house a range of plant and fungal information on naming, plants, seeds, fungi and more.
From laboratories to our Millennium Seed Bank, we have a wide range of state-of-the-art platforms that support the delivery our scientific research.
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Digitising Kew's Collections
We've just digitised 1 million specimens! See more updates from our ambitious project to digitise over 8 million specimens