Kew Magazine - Behind the Scenes
Join us on a trip behind the scenes at Kew and Wakehurst. Discover plant collections, follow specialist teams, explore projects and find out how Kew achieves its mission.
A fragile beauty
Richard Wilford investigates why the Temperate House is in need of a major restoration and how this iconic glasshouse can be saved.
Flower power at Chelsea
Stephen Anderton takes us behind the scenes to see how and why this beautiful show garden was put together using only useful plants.
Finalist in the Plants and Wellbeing category at the Garden Media Guild Awards 2011.
With the new wing of Kew's Herbarium now complete Juliette Jowit takes a look inside to discover the many important advantages this innovative building offers.
Out of Africa
Kew's Henk Beentje reports on a 62-year collaborative project to record the plants of tropical East Africa.
Prepare to be dazzled
Kew horticulturist, David Shipp, reveals how a dazzling desert flowering in South Africa inspired the Palm House Parterre display of 2010.
All mapped out
Christopher Stocks meets Kew's GIS team, who create an amazing array of high tech maps to help botanists locate and conserve endangered plants around the world. (Issue: spring 2010)
Life in the freezer
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is one of the largest conservation projects in the world. Sally Nex travels to Wakehurst to meet the curation team that make sure each seed is safely banked for the future. (Issue: autumn 2009)
Why do we need botanic gardens?
To mark Kew's 250th anniversary in 2009 Sara Oldfield (Head of BGCI) took a look at the vital work of botanic gardens and why they are still relevant today. (Issue: spring 2009)
Many plant species have been used for centuries to treat ailments - Gail Vines looks at the research being carried out at Kew into why some plants are such effective remedies. (Issue: autumn 2009)
Saving a world of diversity
To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity Carolyn Fry reports on the importance of conserving the rich tapestry of life and the many ways Kew is working to save it. (Issue: summer 2010)
The fine art of restoration
Kew's collection of stunning paintings by Victorian artist and traveller Marianne North has recently been meticulously restored. Ambra Edwards met the team responsible for bringing the paintings back to life. (Issue: spring 2009)
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