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An image of Kew Magazine's summer 2015 cover

Kew Magazine brings you a varied mix of fascinating articles that go behind-the-scenes to explain the immense range of Kew’s work at home and abroad.

From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment, to art and history, features focus on plants and the people who work with them

Among the stories that Kew tells are plant-hunting expeditions to remote corners of the world, plant conservation work in many countries, profiles of Kew’s experts, discoveries of new species, and the ways in which people can use the world's plants to improve their lives.

It also includes the latest news from Kew and the world of plant science, and a diary of events at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

Current issue

An image of the cover feature in Kew Magazine's summer 2015 issue

In the summer issue you'll find a spicy mix of features highlighting Kew’s new Full of Spice festival, where you can discover the tastes and origins of the plants that have changed our cuisine completely.

Read Kew Magazine's summer 2015 cover feature on spices and the Full of Spice summer festival

There's also a peek at Kew's new literary festival Write on Kew and a celebration of colour at Wakehurst, which marks 50 years under Kew's care this year. Plus you’ll find plenty of news, tips and a complete list of events for the next few months.


Kew magazine wins at the GMG Awards

Kew magazine won the Environmental Award  at the GMG Awards at The Savoy in London (26 November). The award was for a piece by Stephanie Pain called 'Saving for the Future' on the UK National Tree Seed Project, which appeared in the spring issue. 

Download 'Saving for the Future'


Get your copy of Kew magazine

If you you are a Friend of Kew, you receive Kew magazine free, both as a print edition and on your tablet.

Become a member

Friends of Kew also get free access to a digital pdf version of the magazine, which can be enjoyed on Android and Apple devices as well as your desktop – see For access simply email with your membership number and then follow the log in instructions that will be emailed back to you.

This digital edition of the magazine can be read on any device via the 'Exactly' app and is available free to Friends of Kew. It can also be purchased per copy or on a yearly subscription. Once logged in, you get access to over 20 back issues as well as the current one!

Subscribe to the digital edition for Android, Apple or desktop

You can purchase individual print copies in any of Kew's shops for the discounted price of £3.95 (RRP £6.00).

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Subscribe to Kew magazine in our online shop and get all our great news and features delivered three times a year.

Image of front cover of Kew Magazine summer issue

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