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.

Coming up at Kew Gardens | Coming up at Wakehurst

Magnificent magnolias in the Arboretum at Kew Gardens

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
27 Mar 2012

The wonderfully showy magnolias are in full flower, many dating back to the early 20th century. Colours range from pure white through to deep pinks with some flowers reaching over 20 cm across.

Swapping seeds in the name of food diversity

by: Vanessa Sutcliffe, Millennium Seed Bank blog
21 Mar 2012

Join Vanessa Sutcliffe, Millennium Seed Bank Training Specialist, as she gets ready to organise the next Great Seed Swap taking place at Wakehurst on Saturday 20 October 2012.

Kingdom of Plants DVD cover

David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants 3D now available on DVD and Blu-ray

13 Mar 2012

Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-ray release.


Masterpieces, mishaps and memories: Mount Kanchenjunga in the Directors' Correspondence

by: Charlotte Rowley, Library, Art and Archives blog
09 Mar 2012

Kew's own Sir Joseph Hooker was the first Westerner to explore the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. Read about other stories surrounding this mountain, inspired by a letter from the artist and writer, Edward Lear.

Repotting and root pruning: why, when, how?

by: Richard Kernick, Bonsai blog
06 Mar 2012

Kew's Bonsai Specialist Richard Kernick explains the 'why, when and how' of the bonsai year's first major job - repotting.

New year, new look!

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
03 Mar 2012

Kew magazine is changing – we thought you might like a peek at our brand new design and what's inside the spring issue.

Spring arrives in the Alpine House

by: Kit Strange, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
01 Mar 2012

The last few warm days have brought a lot of bulbs into flower in the Davies Alpine House - from all over the world!

IGPOTY winners announced!

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
01 Mar 2012

Philip Smith reflects on a very successful fifth International Garden Photographer of the Year at Kew, and how wonderful it is to see photographers develop their skills and do really well in the competition.

Inside the Preservation Studio

by: Debora Hodgson, Library, Art and Archives blog
27 Feb 2012

Read about our Library Graduate Trainee and her behind-the-scenes work in the Preservation Studio.

The arrival of spring in the Arboretum

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
22 Feb 2012

Colourful bulbs and scented flowering shrubs are brightening up the coldest days in Kew's Arboretum - with the promise of better things to come.

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