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.
Steve Ruddy visits the granite outcrops near Perth in Western Australia to draw inspiration for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.
Kew's Alpine Nursery sent plants to the Chelsea Flower Show to be shown to the RHS Rock Garden Plant Committee - and three out of four received an award! Read on to see the what caught the Committee's eye.
The native plants of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are under increasing threat from plants and animals that have been introduced to these Caribbean Islands in recent years. In an effort to understand the biology of the invasive species, a team of Kew botanists and conservationists spent three weeks studying them and investigating the problems they cause.
Two conservation students from Camberwell College of Arts have spent three weeks surveying barkcloth specimens from the Pacific.
Have you entered IGPOTY 2011 yet? If not, time is running out. Here, Philip Smith tells you everything you need to know, together with a run through of next year's exhibitions.
Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection. It's always a pleasure to see their work making it into print, and no more so than with Adam Bowett's magnificent new book, Woods in British furniture-making 1400-1900.
Last year Liam, Tom and Lee from “The Journal of Wild Culture” came to visit Kew Gardens to photograph the bonsai collection for an article in their debut issue. Now the issue has been published and we can all enjoy the results.
Groups visiting this Christmas will, for the first time, be able to combine hot glasshouses by day with an enchanting illuminated trail after dark.
As part of my internship at Kew, I have been repacking some models of farming tools from Japan. As so often in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection, research on the items has revealed an interesting story, in this case of Japanese relations with Korea and Britain.
A new display explores the history of the Kew Guild and showcases some of the treasures of the Kew Guild Archive
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University produce the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
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.
What can scientific names tell us about a plant?: To Jason Irving: I wanted to write the following message to you on firstname.lastname@example.org but the message was ... by: Genevieve Vacherot
Orchid seeds – Nature’s tiny treasures: Thank you for the information. Would wish to add here that orchid seeds are diverse even in temperat ... by: Khaled Abulaila
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