Search Kew's collections databases and discover other collections resources.
Manuscripts, letters, diaries, research papers, collecting notebooks, photograph albums and many other types of material held in the Archive Collection.
DNA and Tissue Bank
Contains approximately 48,000 samples of plant genomic DNA and over 11,000 silica dried tissue samples.
Economic Botany database
Search 90,000 plant raw materials and artefacts that represent all aspects of craft and daily life worldwide.
Fungarium Catalogue K(M)
Visit the portal to the internal database (Herbtrack) for the fungal collections that have been accessioned to Kew.
Fungarium Catalogue (HerbIMI)
The IMI database contains around 400 000 records, mostly comprising specimens vouchered in the IMI fungarium (dried collection of fungi).
Provides access to Herbarium ad Spirit Collection specimen records and images available digitally.
Joseph Hooker Correspondence
Transcriptions and digital images of Joseph Hooker’s letters. For more information visit the project page.
Search the most comprehensive collection of botanical literature in the world.
UKOTs Online Herbarium
A virtual herbarium comprising of digitized and geo-referenced herbarium specimens from Kew's collection of UKOTs plants.
Millennium Seed Bank seed list
Millennium Seed Bank partnership collections held at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and at partner institutes.
Seed Information Database
A compilation of seed biological trait data from the MSBP's own collections and from other published and unpublished sources.
Millennium Seed Bank Partnership Data Warehouse
The portal for seed collections data from accession data to x-ray images. Access is available to staff from organisations within the MSBP.