Go behind the scenes with Kew blogs
Keep up to date with what's happening at Kew, including updates from the teams working in the gardens, and our science and conservation teams working in the UK and around the world. Browse the latest posts below, or use the drop down list to visit your favourite blog for the latest news.
Discover more about the conservation work carried out on one of the most important, popular and fascinating collection in the Archives.
Richard, Kew’s bonsai specialist, and renowned bonsai expert Nobuyuki Kajiwara look into the process of creating a “slab-planted” Japanese white pine bonsai.
A new exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art showcases botanical illustration from artist Rory McEwen, along with his other artistic talents.
Kew photographer Paul Little has just returned from accompanying a field trip to the Highlands of Ethiopia to research the impact of climate change on the vital coffee crop. Read part two of his diary of the trip.
In this guest blog from the Trading Consequences team, find out how digital data produced by Kew's Directors' Correspondence team is being brought to life and can be used to visualise the British Empire's 19th Century trade networks
The arboretum team have been out planting some new trees along Kew's historic vistas. This is to ensure they are maintained for generations to come.
Many of the unique plant species growing in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are under threat. Kew’s Herbarium specimens provide important clues to help us identify those that are in greatest danger.
Caroline Cornish, who has recently finished her PhD thesis on the history of Kew's Museum of Economic Botany, describes an exciting discovery of old photographs in the Netherlands
Read about Kew’s latest publication, which draws on our Library, Art & Archives collections
Kew Gardens botanist Emma Williams recounts her experiences on a recent seed collecting expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.
18 Apr 2012
A floral spectacular is in bloom in front of the Orangery at Kew Gardens to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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.
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: Hello Peggy! It's always nice to hear from the descendents of people who played an important part i ... by: Helen Hartley
Observations on a strange vegetable - the snake gourd: My Dad has grown gourds and pumpkin giants for over 30 years. He has the actual gourds in his house ... by: Ing
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: I am a direct descendant of Sir Daniel Morris. My paternal grandmother was Ruth Morris, one of three ... by: Peggy Farrington
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Tue, 21 May 2013 18:01:46
kewgardens: Want to know more about the Rory McEwen exhib at Kew Gardens? Watch this wonderful video about the artist and his art http://t.co/8ok4Oe7B4l
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:25:13
kewgardens: Here are some photos of the Rose Garden Tea Party which is opening as part of #KewIncrEdibles this weekend... http://t.co/BOOQzsEiw6