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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A story of wistful memories and RAW passion

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
17 Dec 2010

In the first of three parts, International Garden Photographer of the Year organiser Philip Smith mourns the passing of film but looks at how shooting RAW files on your digital SLR helps develop creativity and technique.

Settling into the Archives: catch up with our budding archivist

by: Sarah Cox, Library, Art and Archives blog
17 Dec 2010

Kew's Archives Graduate Trainee, Sarah, blogs about her fascinating work and the new skills she is gaining three months in.

Meet the mint family

by: Gemma Bramley, Herbarium blog
10 Dec 2010

Learn about some of the scientific research Kew botanists are focusing on in the Lamiaceae family, and visit Kew Gardens this month to hear more about it from our volunteer guides.

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Winter cheer – Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

10 Dec 2010

This sweetly-scented hybrid is in flower now – look out for it in the Winter Garden.

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Help Kew get better online

09 Dec 2010

Share your feedback with Kew today and help us improve our website and digital services in the future. Complete our survey and enter a Free Prize Draw to win an exclusive Kew plant pot.


Autumn in the tree tops by Henny in Denmark

Highlights from Kew's Autumn Colour Photo Challenge 2010

08 Dec 2010

In November 2010, Kew invited members of its 'Your Kew' and 'Natural Neighbourhood' Flickr Groups to take part in an Autumn Colour Photo Challenge. Here are some of our favourite photos.

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Kew Publishing reaches finals for environmental journalism

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
06 Dec 2010

This year Kew magazine had two articles in the finals of the Garden Media Guild awards. Two books from Kew Publishing were also shortlisted. Find out more about the event and the awards that we were up for.

Dramatic display of giant Himalayan lily seedheads

by: Katie Price, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
02 Dec 2010

The giant Himalayan lily looks good even in winter. Find out how we grow this magnificent plant in Kew's Woodland Garden.

Cacao tree fruiting

Warm up and see our cacao tree in fruit

02 Dec 2010

In the tropical rainforest zone of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, one of our most economically important plants, the cacao tree, is laden with yellow fruits.


Rust, smuggling and the Number 11 mango!

by: Liz Taylor, Library, Art and Archives blog
25 Nov 2010

Take a glimpse at the Museum of Economic Botany at the turn of the 20th Century, as discovered by our Archives volunteer in a recent addition to our collections.

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