Welcome to Kew Magazine
Kew, the magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, pulls together a fascinating mix of articles that go behind the scenes to explain the immense range of Kew’s work at home and abroad. From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment to art and history, all the features focus on plants and the people who work with them. Among the stories that Kew tells are those about plant-hunting expeditions to remote corners of the world, plant conservation work in many countries, profiles of Kew’s experts, discoveries of new species, and the ways in which people can use the world's plants to improve their lives. The latest news from Kew and the world of plant science, and a diary of events completes the magazine.
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If you're a Friend of Kew you can now access a brand new digital edition of Kew magazine on your iPad for free. Designed specifically for iPad with lots of interactive and extra content you can download the Kew magazine app for free from iTunes by entering your membership number into the My Account section. If you're not a Friend of Kew but would like the app, it's just £3.99 per issue or £10.99 per year's subscription (less than half the price of a print subscription!)
The spring issue is out 21 February
We’ve got some fascinating and revealing features for you in the latest issue of Kew magazine.
Tony Kirkham reveals the best and brightest magnolias at Kew, we take a look at what it's like to be a modern-day plant hunter, and we go behind the scenes to meet the new team collecting seeds from 50 of our most important tree species. You can also read an interview with Kew's new director of horticulture and find out all the latest news and details of what's on in the gardens. Take a look at our contents page now. There's something for everyone.
Regular features include
- A round up of Kew news and the latest plant science stories
- All the details of events, lectures, tours and festivals at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
Take a look inside
- See the full list of contents
- Read the Editor’s letter from the current issue
- Read the Kew magazine Editor's blog
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If you are a Friend of Kew, you receive Kew magazine free – both as a print edition and on your tablet (see details above). You can also access the magazine in other ways. The magazine is available on subscription – in print for £24 (UK & EU; RoW £33), or on your iPad or tablet for just £10.99 as an app via iTunes, or for £18 as a pdf digital magazine. You can pick up a copy in the shops at Kew and Wakehurst Place for the special discounted price of £3.95 (RRP £4.95) – so there’s no excuse for not delving behind the scenes at the world’s foremost botanic garden.
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Apps, articles and amazing films
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Browse all our articles and make the most of the links through to Kew's films, blogs and more information. You'll also find easy links to booking events and courses, and many more ways to support Kew.
Discover the world of the plant hunter
Watch this inspiring film about the discovery of Mount Mabu.
Kew magazine wins at the Garden Media Guild Awards
Read Rachel's article about the Kew expedition to Harapan, Sumatra
Kew Magazine received the New Writer of the Year award at the 2012 Garden Media Guild Awards. Rachel Mason Dentinger won the award for her three features: The Allure of Dracula, Seeing the Wood for the Trees (see above) and Underground Connections. Many congratulations to Rachel! Kew magazine was also a finalist in the Environment category, the Garden Columnist of the Year category (for Wakehurst View) and Features Photographer of the Year for John Millar's stunning images of David Nash sculptures in The Art of Nature in the autumn issue.
In 2011 Kew magazine won a prestigious Garden Media Guild award for communicating the importance of plants to people. It also won two GMG awards in 2008 – for Features Photographer of the Year, and writer in the Environment category. You can also browse past articles by going to our archive (see the menu on the right).
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