Kew Science Festival

Taking our research out of the labs and into the gardens.

Science festival Wakehurst

We want to make Kew a world leader in visitor engagement, bringing science to life in new and innovative ways, and inspiring curiosity across diverse audiences.

Our vision is for all visitors to leave the gardens understanding why plants and fungi matter to the world and, why we need to study and conserve them. 
Our annual Science Festival is an opportunity for families of all ages to get a closer look at what research we do as part of an interactive and fun day out. The gardens at Kew and Wakehurst provide inspiring and unique settings for sharing the wonders of plants and fungi and the work of our scientists.  

Get in touch

For opportunities to fund delivering scientific content to the public, please email Richard Gianfrancesco:

Discover more

  • Grass area at Kew Gardens with yellow topped marquees

    Summer, science and suscipicious scents

    Virtual field trips, behind the scenes tours and the smelliest fruit in the world...

  • Outside the MSB during the science festival

    When scientists and visitors meet

    What happens when the public meet our scientists at the Kew Science Festival?

  • Favolaschia calocera. Credit: Paul Cannon

    Protecting precious fungi

    From food to medicines, fungi are critical to our everyday lives. But their diversity is under threat.Find out how we've been expanding our knowledge of rare fungi.