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Welcome to Kew Images - Picture Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Explore Kew's unique photographic and botanical art collections, historic archives and contemporary photography.

Images are available for immediate license and download. 

We offer an extensive range of botanical subjects from our collections: plant portraits from our Living Collections and items from our Herbarium, Fungarium, the Millennium Seed Bank and Economic Botany Collection, as well as images illustrating Kew’s world-class science expertise, the Gardens, our history, botanists and plant hunters.

Discover our stunning collection of botanical art from Kew's Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives.

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We are fighting for a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and protected. At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, we harness the power of our science, and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to unearth why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

The need has never been greater.

Biodiversity loss, climate change, rapidly-spreading pests and diseases combined with a soaring human population and fragile food security are negatively impacting communities around the world