Our purpose is to help stop biodiversity loss and develop nature-based solutions to some of humanity’s biggest global challenges.
With over 350 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.
Kew at COP15
Kew scientists are attending the UN Biodiversity conference COP15 to ensure expert science underpins decision making when governments agree the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
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Kew at CITES COP19
Kew scientists are attending CITES COP19 as part of the UK delegation to provide advice on all plant related topics.
Our collections, resources and facilities
With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world.
Data and digital resources
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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Search over 350 plant and fungal experts in our departments
Get involved with Kew Science
We collaborate with over 400 institutions to deliver the greatest benefits to science, conservation policy and education.
Education and training
We offer a range of opportunities to study with us, from internships and an MSc programme, to PhDs and professional development.
Engage with Kew Science
Get involved and be a part of Kew's scienific research. Visit our collections, take part in our work and find out about the many ways you can support Kew's mission.