The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew can be traced back to 1759 and before as a significant garden but was organized in its present form from 1840. It is now the world’s largest and most significant research botanical garden. It employs around 750 staff, around 250 of whom are scientists. It maintains large laboratory complexes and a very large herbarium and fungarium. It has living collections of 30,000 plant accessions. It is active in all aspects of plant research but particularly taxonomy, conservation, molecular systematics, genomics, seed biology, micromorphology and natural product chemistry.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew