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Books of the month - Kew Colouring books

Thu, 2015-05-28 11:46

New from Kew this month are two beautifully illustrated colouring books featuring artworks of flowering and exotic plants taken from the archive of Curtis's Botanical Magazine, the world's most enduring and respected periodical of its kind, published by Kew since 1787.

Book of the month - Treasured Trees

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:58

Treasured Trees is a fitting tribute to Kew’s signature trees and a celebration of their beauty, with beautiful botanical art at its centrepiece, accompanied by an entertaining and informative text. The book accompanies the exhibition Kew’s Heritage Trees at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, from 21 February until 9 August 2015. 

Rory McEwen on BBC4

Photo of artist Rory McEwen standing next to two of his paintings of Auriculas.
Tue, 2015-02-10 12:16

Following the hugely successful Kew exhibition Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, and the publication of the accompanying award-winning book, BBC4 have made a programme on the life and art of Rory McEwen. Jools Holland tells the remarkable story of his father-in-law Rory, who was a uniquely gifted artist and folk singer, and a pioneering TV presenter.This programme is part of the Secret Knowledge series and will be aired on Friday (13 February) at 7.30pm. 

The best gardening and nature books

Mon, 2014-11-24 12:32

We've selected a range of Kew books that will make ideal gifts, with ideas for foodies, gardeners, photography enthusiasts, art lovers and even plant hunters. These are some of our bestselling, award-winning titles.

Book of the month: Plant Lover's Guides: Sedums and Snowdrops

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:00

About the series

Book of the month - Plants: from roots to riches

Fri, 2014-08-29 18:39

Taking a journey through the scientific life of a unique British institution, this book explores how the last 250 years have transformed our relationship with plants for good.

Kathy Willis, Kew’s Director of Science and presenter of the Radio 4 series, and Carolyn Fry, the acclaimed science writer, take the reader through 25 vivid chapters from the birth of modern botany right through to the modern day.