We’re a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, using our unparalleled expertise, collections and partnerships to tackle urgent challenges.
With over 350 scientists, Kew's scientific research stretches from the discovery and identification of new species, to the impact of climate change on threatened habitats. We strive to reveal the importance of plants and fungi in our everyday lives.
State of the World's Plants and Fungi Virtual Symposium
Join international experts online 13–15 October 2020 to discuss actions for protecting and sustainably using the world’s plant and fungal biodiversity for the benefit of people and the planet.
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With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world.
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Browse our databases which house a range of plant and fungal information on naming, plants, seeds, fungi and more.
From laboratories to our Millennium Seed Bank, we have a wide range of state-of-the-art platforms that support the delivery our scientific research.
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