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

Finding inspiration

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
16 Sep 2013

As the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition deadline - October 31st - approaches, Philip Smith offers a few tips about photographing autumn

Late summer flowers at Kew

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
11 Sep 2013

Here at Kew Gardens, before the main autumn colour of leaves on trees and shrubs arrives, there is still a wonderful array of brightly coloured flowers to brighten up the shortening days.

The Wakehurst Seed Festival including The Great Seed Swap

by: Gemma Toothill, Millennium Seed Bank blog
10 Sep 2013

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Seed Festival. It is set to be a fantastic day with something for the whole family from workshops, tours and talks to swapping seeds and exciting activities for the kids. The setting for this year’s Seed Festival will be Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.

Creating Kew’s fabulous Fungi Fairy Ring

by: Tom Hare, IncrEdibles Food blog
06 Sep 2013

Tom Hare, willow sculptor extraordinaire, writes about creating the Fungi Fairy Ring, one of the highlights of this autumn’s IncrEdibles festival

An unexpected visitor

by: Elisabeth Thurlow, Library, Art and Archives blog
05 Sep 2013

In her last blog post, Elisabeth writes about her experiences as the Archives Graduate Trainee and reveals more about an unexpected Victorian visitor to the Gardens.

The Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence project - a preview

by: Virginia Mills, Library, Art and Archives blog
29 Aug 2013

Introducing the Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence Project, a new initiative by Kew to digitise and transcribe the letters of Joseph Hooker, great Victorian explorer-botanist and renowned director of Kew Gardens. Find out more about the man and the project.

Discovering coffee in Ethiopia

by: Jenny Williams, IncrEdibles Food blog
27 Aug 2013

Jenny Williams, steadfast tea-drinker, takes you along on her journey of discovery into the heart of Ethiopia and the home of coffee.

Download some delicious weekend reading

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
22 Aug 2013

The Kew magazine summer iPad app is packed with IncrEdible plant stories, bonus features and recipes. Download it today, enjoy a good read, and then come along to Kew to make the most of the final weeks of the summer IncrEdibles festival.

Plant collector Joseph Burke and the American West

by: Katherine Harrington, Library, Art and Archives blog
21 Aug 2013

The fascinating correspondence of nineteenth century plant hunter Joseph Burke is being made available online for the first time through the Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Project.

Give your group a royal day out at Kew Gardens in 2014!

by: Imogen Dent, Kew Gardens' group visits blog
21 Aug 2013

With an upcoming anniversary celebrating the start of the Georgian royal dynasty, 2014 is the perfect time for a group visit to Kew Gardens.

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