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Herbarium, RBG Kew
  • Letter from Kew's Archive

    Archive Collection

    Manuscripts, letters, diaries, research papers, collecting notebooks, photograph albums and many other types of material held in the Archive Collection.

  • Gloved hand holding tube in freezer

    DNA and Tissue Bank

     Contains approximately 48,000 samples of plant genomic DNA and over 11,000 silica dried tissue samples.

  • Three jars and a 'wand'

    Economic Botany database

    Search 90,000 plant raw materials and artefacts that represent all aspects of craft and daily life worldwide.

  • Researcher examining fungi specimen in Fungarium

    Fungarium Catalogue K(M)

    Visit the portal to the internal database (Herbtrack) for the fungal collections that have been accessioned to Kew.

  • A large brown textured fungi specimen on a trolley in a corridor full of shelves of green boxes

    Fungarium Catalogue (HerbIMI)

    The IMI database contains around 400 000 records, mostly comprising specimens vouchered in the IMI fungarium (dried collection of fungi).

  • Inside the Herbarium with a cupboard open

    Herbarium Catalogue

    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.

  • The Reading Room in the Library at Kew


    Search the most comprehensive collection of botanical literature in the world.

  • Bright yellow flora in the British Virgin Islands

    UKOTs Online Herbarium

    A virtual herbarium comprising of digitized and geo-referenced herbarium specimens from Kew's collection of UKOTs plants.

  • Yellow seeds on a table.

    Millennium Seed Bank seed list

    Millennium Seed Bank partnership collections held at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and at partner institutes. 

  • Doors to storage room.

    Seed Information Database

    A compilation of seed biological trait data from the MSBP's own collections and from other published and unpublished sources.

  • Rice seeds in hands, Nepal

    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.

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