Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Our unique combination of extensive collections, databases, scientific expertise and global partnerships gives us a leading role in facilitating access to fundamental plant and fungal information.
With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. They represent approximately 95% of vascular plant genera and 60% of fungal genera.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Smith College Kew Internship Program which was first initiated by a visit to Kew by Smith College alumna Paula Deitz in 1993. Kew’s Mike Fay shares how the Program has inspired some fantastic careers and achievements.