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.
Read about the toxic plant used in poison ordeals in Madagascar as described by the botanist Charles Telfair in 1829.
Find out about what goes on in the Alpine Nursery at Kew Gardens. Follow Graham Walters, the team leader of of the Nursery, behind the scenes and meet the people who care for the wonderful plants grown there.
Find out about the plants of the UK Overseas Territories and how Kew's UKOTs programme is helping to understand and conserve them.
Learn tips and tricks on taking great photos of trees - perfect for the autumnal displays that can be seen at Wakehurst this time of year.
Read about our new trainee and her first few weeks at Kew.
The South American country of Guyana (formerly British Guiana) has a rich biological and cultural heritage, well-represented in Kew's Economic Botany Collection. A research project seeks to view the historic collections in the context of today's people and environment.
It was all over the news in the past week: one in five plant species is at risk of extinction, and the main cause is habitat loss caused by our activities.
A range of colourful cyclamen are flowering now. Take a closer look at these autumnal beauties.
Find out how Jane Samuels, the Access and Equality Manager at the British Museum, helped to make Kew's South Africa Landscape accessible to all sectors of society – with a particular emphasis on diverse and disabled audiences.
We are now entering the final phase of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition 2010 and many people will be getting their entries ready for the November 30th deadline. So what are the judges looking for?
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
02 Dec 2013
Overleaf is a delightful and beautiful book dedicated to foliage with stunning botanical paintings and thought-provoking text.
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.
Seed conservation in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories: An excellent project bringing together UKOTs partners from across the Caribbean. I am working in BVI ... by: Martin
What can scientific names tell us about a plant?: please expand the article! alba/purpurea and foetida/odorata are pretty easy to guess. some names in ... by: gina
A snapshot of extinction in action: A wonderful, but mis-headlined bit of research on a genus that is new to me. Rather than a "snapshot ... by: Carlo A. Balistrieri