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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.
William Milliken explains how Kew’s science programme is helping to address the issues in this part of the world.
The purple flowers of the parasitic Lathraea clandestina, known as purple toothwort, mysteriously sprout from the ground in the Woodland Garden.
We love close-ups of flowers. But they are often a bit out of focus, or not very well lit – just not as exciting as you think they ought to be. How can this be improved?
In her farewell post, Sarah blogs about her final project at Kew, during which she gets a backstage pass to the conservation studio for a day!
In their Mediterranean home, many bulbs burst into flower when the autumn rains arrive. At Kew you can see them on display inside the Davies Alpine House and outside on the Rock Garden.
Tony Kirkham shares his thoughts and observations on autumn this year - with its record high temperatures, confused plants and the best fruiting season in memory.
The trees in the Woodland Garden provide shade for us to grow a range of woodland plants and bulbs, but they also add their own colour at this time of year. The Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku', is one of the best.
Kew and Feedback Madagascar are collaborating to look at the preferences for different species of edible yam in Madagascan rural communities. Find out about the latest research being undertaken as part of Kew's work in Madagascar.
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.
A successful yam cultivation project in Madagascar cannot keep up with demand for cultivated yams.
The first in a series of reviews by Kew’s Geographic Information Science (GIS) Unit of online mapping tools: this time we look at an online tool for distribution mapping called SimpleMappr
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