News from the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst

Keep up to date with the latest news from the gardens at Kew and Wakehurst. Find out about upcoming festivals, events and activities and get information about new flowerings and garden highlights.

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Have you visited the David Nash at Kew exhibition yet?

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
29 Jun 2012

If not, what's stopping you?
The sculptures are looking fantastic right now and there's plenty to see, whatever the weather.

Gardeners and tigers and scares, oh my!

by: Emma Latham, Library, Art and Archives blog
15 Jun 2012

It's not just plant talk and garden gossip in the Directors' Correspondence; there are some letters which recount exciting (and rather scary!) events too, such as the late 19th century tiger attack in the Calcutta Botanic Gardens.

Kew's 'Old Lions' celebrate 250 years

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
14 Jun 2012

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Kew's 'Old Lions'. These magnificent trees are the oldest trees with known dates in the Gardens, dating back to 1762.

Palm House at Kew Gardens

Richard Deverell to succeed Professor Stephen Hopper as Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

13 Jun 2012

The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Deverell to succeed Professor Stephen Hopper as Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Richard will take up his post in autumn 2012.


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Stephen Hopper outside the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Director of Kew named in Australian Honours list

11 Jun 2012

Professor Stephen Hopper, Director (CEO and Chief Scientist) of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has been appointed a ‘Companion of the Order of Australia’, within the Australian Honours System.


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Jubilee celebrations

by: Debora Hodgson, Stephanie Rolt, Library, Art and Archives blog
08 Jun 2012

Read about a special display that has been produced for the Library Reading Room to celebrate Her Majesty's connections with Kew.

Taking your time

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
06 Jun 2012

Philip Smith considers his recent workshops and lectures on the theme of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’ and notes that photography, like coffee, is better if it's not instant.

David Nash sculptures arrive in the Gallery

by: Joanne Seaton, Library, Art and Archives blog
01 Jun 2012

Read about the Gallery Team's exciting preparations for the David Nash exhibition.

Visiting botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere

by: Anthony Hall, Arboretum team blog
22 May 2012

With the weather being so unseasonably cold in the UK recently, I thought I'd share with you some botanical warmth down under with the highlights of botanic gardens in Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

Rhododendron in the Japanese Garden

Highlights from Kew's 'Capturing Spring' photo challenge

22 May 2012

Throughout March and April 2012, we invited members of our 'Your Kew' and 'Natural Neighbourhood' Flickr groups to take part in our 'Capturing Spring' photo challenge. With many great photos being taken and shared, we invited Philip Smith, Director of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, to pick his favourites.


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