The Royal Botanic Garden Kew has historic living collections: the Alpine Collection is held exclusively in the Alpine Nursery and displayed in the Alpine House; and the Rock Collection is held on the Rock Garden. They were merged in 2016 when Tom Freeth was appointed to his current position as supervisor. His role has been to consolidate these collections, address historic issues with the management of both collections, and put the collections on a sustainable path into the future. Tom’s talk will highlight the glasshouses and gardens under his care at Kew and the 4,000 taxa held within. So this presentation will be a tour of a wide range of families and genera collected in various historical expeditions over the years in the wild.