Directors' Correspondence digitiser Kat Harrington continues her exploration of letters to Kew's first official Director, Sir William Jackson Hooker. This time the correspondent is the English botanist Richard Spruce who went to extraordinary lengths in his quest to collect new and useful plants.
The wreck of HMS 'Erebus', one of Franklin's Arctic expedition ships has recently been rediscovered. Virginia, from Kew's Archive, blogs about an earlier successful expedition by the 'Erebus' - to Antarctica. Find out about the connection with Kew and Joseph Hooker's historic Antarctica archive.
Preparing the Great War commemoration display and event at Kew involved in-depth research into the period and shed light on one of the less well-known buildings in the Gardens, as Library trainee Jessica Hudson explains.