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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.
If you’re planning a summer group trip, don’t miss out on Kew's main highlights or the hidden delights.
To celebrate the bicentenary of African explorer David Livingstone, the Archives team reveal his connection to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and how you can see more of his letters online.
Last year Liam, Tom and Lee from “The Journal of Wild Culture” came to visit Kew Gardens to photograph the bonsai collection for an article in their debut issue. Now the issue has been published and we can all enjoy the results.
Our spring issue of Kew magazine is out now, and it’s not on its own due to the magazine going all appy on iTunes.
Not many people have heard of edible aroids yet they are among the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Tropical Nursery horticulturalist Louisa Hall introduces some of these exotic species.
Read extracts from the letters of David Douglas in the Directors' Correspondence, and learn more about this remarkable plant-hunter and explorer.
Richard’s short guide to the different types of soil that are used to pot up the bonsai trees here at Kew
Ascension Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to seven surviving unique plants, many of them threatened with extinction in the wild. Marcella Corcoran reports on a horticultural training workshop for conservationists on the island.
After three long months of judging the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, the dust is settling and the results are in! Philip Smith considers whether the winning images are 'stunning' - or altogether more interesting than that...
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 Mar 2014
Wakehurst is hosting public meetings about the introduction of car parking charges. After the first meeting (Monday 17 March) you will be able to read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meeting.
18 Feb 2014
Later this spring we will be introducing charges for car parking at Wakehurst. The charges are likely to commence from mid to late April, but the exact timing will depend on the completion of the installation works.
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.
Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid: Thanks for your comment, Iwein. It is shocking that even such a remote and beautiful island as Waige ... by: Andre Schuiteman
Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid: "Let’s hope that there is still a chance to find out" is a pretty good way to end your fascinating a ... by: Iwein Mauro
What's in a collection? The Herbarium at Kew: Thank you very much for this publication and very interesting information. by: Nataliya Kovtonyuk