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Kew Science blog

19 December 2014

At a time of year when frankincense, myrrh and gold come to mind, Mark Nesbitt hunts for the scent of the Orient in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection.

A picture showing the eBook Flora of West Tropical Africa on a mobile phone alongside an old volume of the Flora of the British West Indies
15 December 2014

As Kew launches the world's first tropical regional Flora in ebook format, botanist Martin Cheek reflects on the hugely important and practically relevant information held within Floras and the future of Floras online.

Picture of a plant with blue-green glossy leaves and yellow and brown floral structures.
24 November 2014

An ambitious conservation project based in the Mediterranean Basin has come to the end of its first three-year phase. Sarah Hanson, from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, describes how seven conservation organisations have come together to protect the flora of this fragile region.

Christmas at Kew

As twilight falls the magic begins...

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Christmas gifts

Illustration of Kew Gardens at Christmas

Perfect Christmas gift ideas

Special price

Visit Kew this winter for just £9.50 and keep warm in the Palm House

Encephalatus altensteinii inside the Palm House

Shop online

Find the perfect gift in our exclusive Tobyboo range.

Exclusive design, Tobyboo Skull Cup available in Kew shops

Christmas at Kew

A stunning trail of illuminations that light up Kew

Christmas at Kew 2014 - illuminated night time trail

Wedding venue hire

Have an unforgettable wedding in the unique setting of Kew Gardens

The Orangery at Kew set up for a wedding

Join Kew

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst

Princess of Wales Conservatory

Visit Wakehurst

See the largest living Christmas tree in the country.

The Christmas tree at Wakehurst Place at dusk covering in lights

Books of the month

Our pick of books that would make ideal Christmas presents.

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior