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.
Garden ponds are full of inspiration for nature photographers. International Garden Photography competition judge Heather Angel shares her ten top tips for photographing insects in the garden.
Find out what happened when we decided to invite a diverse group of business leaders to Kew for the day – mixing business people with botanists.
In the first installment of a two part blog, find out more about Kew's history of plant collecting in South Africa.
Caroline Cartwright, Senior Scientist at the British Museum gives a talk in the South Africa Landscape.
Read about the recent changes within the Directors' Correspondence digitisation team and the start of our new project - digitising the Directors' Correspondence collection from Asia.
Find out how you can vote for your favourite photograph and hear thoughts from Jacky Parker, recent winner of the Plant Portraits category.
As the World Cup kicks off, Kew continues to celebrate the natural wonders of this amazing country.
Learn how some of Kew's world-leading plant experts have come together with thought-leaders at Biomimicry for Creative Innovation (BCI) to see if we can help organisations make nature work harder for them.
Read about the process of cataloguing a recent accession.
The lace-bark tree is the source of a beautiful natural lace, and was a vital part of Jamaican culture for 400 years. Inspired by lace-bark artefacts at Kew, Emily Brennan and Lori-Ann Harris search out the tree and its users in the Jamaican countryside.
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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