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.
Millennium Seed Bank volunteer Jean Helliwell recounts her recent opportunity to visit the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew.
Uncovering the plant collecting experiences of a 19th century surgeon naturalist through his correspondence with Kew.
This year will see the West Lawn of the British Museum transformed by an array of stunning trees, flowers and grasses from Canada and the USA. Steve Ruddy and Tony Hall have been busy getting things ready.
In the second of his ‘Seed of the Month’ series, Wolfgang examines the mystery of why this dull-looking, nut-like fruit contains flashy red seeds.
The beautiful spring weather has brought the best out of the Woodland Garden at Kew.
Read about how the Preservation section prepared for the Joseph Hooker exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
All thirteen of the Falklands’ unique plant species are now being preserved at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Botanist Richard Lewis recently managed to track down seed-bearing plants of the silvery buttercup, the thirteenth species, in remote valleys on Weddell Island.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.
06 Jun 2013
Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.
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.
Would you like to work at the Millennium Seed Bank?: I want working in Kew...its my dream.. by: Tibor
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Thank you for your comment John. Before writing the blog I read a little about Henry Shaw's early li ... by: directors' correspondence team
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Your piece omits to mention that Henry Shaw was born in Sheffield, England. It is interesting to spe ... by: John Edmondson