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Expedition to remote coastal areas

Join Kew experts on an expedition to Central America

Discover the remotest corners of Central America and the Caribbean with Kew scientists on a small expedition ship. An amazing discovery and adventure opportunity for members and Friends of Kew.


Support the Kew Fund and help us to keep Kew looking amazing

Planting has started on the Palm House parterre at Kew Gardens this summer. The new design will offer a memorable combination of pinks and greys, it will feature a display of around 16,000 plants and reflect a Victorian style.

Kew's Temperate House

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches fundraising campaign to restore the Temperate House following initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £15m bid

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given the green light to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to develop plans to restore the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape, it was announced today. Development funding of £890,900 was awarded to help progress plans for the £28m project.

Economic Botany collections at Kew's Museum No.2

Do you remember the Kew Museums of Economic Botany?

Be part of a research project to reveal the history of Kew's museums


The 'Harcourt Scholars' - a family story

Hidden away in the depths of Kew's archives is an application letter from a young man named Fredrick Harcourt, dated July 1911. The letter requests a position as a trainee gardener at Kew. One hundred years on, his daughter is supporting two new Horticulture Apprentices.

Season's Greetings from the Library, Art and Archives Team

by: David Iggulden, Library, Art and Archives blog
22 Dec 2009

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010!

FDN Don Plant Sci_Type specimen, Herb collection,654557

Kew Foundation appeal update - Documenting plant diversity at Kew's Herbarium

Through our own 250 years of evolution, Kew has become a global centre of plant science tackling urgent environmental challenges. Kew has described, identified and catalogued plants around the world, building the greatest concentration of botanical knowledge on the planet.

Botanic Art

Support art and heritage at Kew

Help us inspire new generations with a passion for botanic art, royal heritage and architectural innovation.

Temperate House summer

Help Kew look after the world's most beautiful gardens

Help us look after our world-class botanic gardens and horticulture. Inspire future generations to find out more about the importance of plants for life.

The Winter Garden at Wakehurst Place

Plants, Horticulture and Gardens at Wakehurst

Support Kew's country estate in West Sussex - 453 acres of ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and the stunning Water Garden.