About the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Kew is dedicated to building an understanding of the world's plants and fungi upon which all our lives depend. Using the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections, we provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
Loss of biodiversity, climate change, rapidly-spreading pests and diseases, human population growth and challenges of food security are causing unprecedented stress on human societies around the world.
Plants and fungi hold the key to help solve these challenges and through increasing our understanding of why plants and fungi matter, we can unlock their potential.
Kew is also a major international visitor attraction. Our beautiful landscaped Gardens at both Kew Gardens and Wakehurst, with their extraordinary Living Collections and buildings, attract nearly two million visitors every year.