Kew, the magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, pulls together a fascinating mix of articles about the world famous gardens at Kew and Wakehurst Place. You can discover the fascinating work that goes on behind the scenes and on expedition in Kew’s mission to discover, conserve and protect wild plant species, and the ways in which people can use the world's plants to improve their lives. From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment to art and history, all the features focus on plants and the people who work with them. The latest news from Kew and the world of plant science, and a diary of events completes the magazine.
The contribution of top writers and photographers combined with outstanding design, high production values and editorial quality makes Kew a beautiful magazine and a well-respected ambassador for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Kew magazine won a prestigious Garden Media Guild Environmental Award in 2014 for a feature in the spring 2014 issue on Kew’s UK National Tree Seed Project, which works to help safeguard the UK’s native trees. It also won in 2012 (for New Writer of the Year) and in 2011 for a feature on Kew's Useful Plants Project by Gail Vines. It was also a finalist in the Environment category in 2010 for two features by Carolyn Fry – Desperately Seeking Species and Saving a World of Diversity.
This special 100th issue of Kew magazine has plenty of fascinating features, interviews and news for you to enjoy. In an exclusive column, our royal patron, HRH the Prince of Wales welcomes you to the issue and shares his thoughts on Kew's vital role in tackling the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. We also have an exclusive interview with Kew ambassador Dame Judi Dench at her home and woodland in Surrey.
Join us in celebrating the season and delve into our features on cherry blossoms and fritillaries, discover the story of the wild plants behind your everyday foods, and why Aloe vera is such a wonder plant.
You can also get a wealth of ideas in our new Discover and Cuttings sections on how to enjoy Kew and Wakehurst to the full, and how to bring Kew into your own home. We hope you really enjoy our new look too.