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.
The Directors' Correspondence Team reveals the artistic talents of an amateur orchid enthusiast in Burma at the end of the nineteenth century.
The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.
Restoring native vegetation on cleared minefield sites is just one of the many challenges facing conservationists in the Falkland Islands.
As the plants start to form a framework, the rockwork nears completion.
Take a walk on the wild side with botanist and plant hunter Henry Ridley, as Sarah discovers his animal encounters!
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?
Although extinct in the wild, Abutilon pitcairnense from Pitcairn has just flowered at Kew Gardens for the first time.
Watch the video and discover the reality of tropical fieldwork! Kew's Tropical America team and Brazilian counterparts explore a remote corner of the Amazon, providing important baseline information for conservation planning and management.
Learn how we prepared the pathways in the Landscape before the first of our deliveries arrived.
Steve and Richard, alongside Alan the 'rockman', begin the build by plotting out the layout of the Landscape.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
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.
13 Feb 2014
Dozens of plants are in flower as spring arrives early at Wakehurst Place, Kew’s country estate.
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: "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
Carnivorous plants at Kew: Terrifying. I flirted briefly with the idea of cultivating small carnivorous plants at home and the ... by: Barbara Denise