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.
Earlier this month we launched a reader survey for Kew magazine and I thought you might like to hear how it's going.
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Meet the team who will be writing the Alpine and Rock Garden blog and find out about the areas of Kew Gardens that they look after.
Learn how the Dry Tropics team prepare and plant up a dramatic display for the public using stunning succulents that are usually cared for in the Tropical Nursery.
Members of the public are invited to the Tropical Nursery Open Day on Sunday 19th September to go behind the scenes and see rare and intriguing plants including the world's smallest water lily.
A chance to see behind the scenes in Kew’s Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives.
This time of year in Northern Europe provides fresh opportunities for photography. But sometimes it's a good idea not to take any photographs at all!
So much has happened in Kew's South Africa Landscape at the British Museum this summer. Find out about some of Chris Spring's highlights. Chris is the Curator of Northeast, East and South Africa collections at the British Museum.
The letters of 19th century naturalist and botanist, James Motley, in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive tell the story of his journey through the Singapore Straits to reach Sumatra. Read about his fascinating encounters and observations of island culture.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
23 May 2013
Research at the Millennium Seed Bank (RBG Kew) and the University of Reading has identified a new typology of seed development.
22 May 2013
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
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.
Bluebells in Kew's natural area: I can't wait to visit Kew on the bank holiday to see the bluebells. And the weather forecast is good ... by: oak leaf
New trees for Kew's historic vistas: Hi David, good to hear from you and great to hear that you are planting some big trees using some of ... by: Tony Hall
‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’: Dear Shirley, Many years back (in the 1990s) I had seen an exhibition of your painting collecti ... by: Ratna
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Fri, 24 May 2013 17:46:19
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Fri, 24 May 2013 16:36:03
kewgardens: Lucia Stuart, author of Eating Flowers will be in Victoria Plaza shop at Kew Gardens from 2 tomorrow handing out tasty homemade samples.