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Kew Science

Science has always been at the heart of Kew. Our research, partnerships and collections contribute to some of the most important issues facing our planet.

New at Kew Science

Kew's Science Collections Strategy 2018–2028

For the first time in Kew’s history, there is a formal strategy to set out a framework for managing, developing and providing greater access to the Science Collections over the next decade.

Download Kew's Science Collections Strategy 2018–2028 (pdf)

Who we are and what we do

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.

Kew's Science Collections

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.


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Training and education

Find out more about Kew's MSc course, PhD opportunities, training courses and internships.

Data and resources

Explore Kew's data and resources for plant and fungal information.

Kew Science blog

Explore some of the results and activities of our global science and conservation research program, and keep up to date with current developments in Kew science and science policy.

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