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.
Meeting at the quiver tree in Kew's South Africa Landscape at the British Museum is so much more interesting than meeting at the Information Desk. Find out what happened when curator Chris Spring met South African artist Sabela Mahlangu.
Jamaican artefacts from Kew go on display at the Royal College of Physicians - marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane, botanist, physician and collector.
Martin Hamilton from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the UKOTs Programme specimen digitisation activities.
Richard and Steve travel far and wide to find the star plants for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.
Richard Kernick shows us what's looking good in the Bonsai House - and what we still have to look forward to.
Rock gardens provide a variety of habitats, not just rocky slopes and cliffs. Many rock gardens have a stream or waterfall and Kew’s Rock Garden, with its pools, streams and seven waterfalls, is no exception. The conditions are perfect for a range of moisture-loving plants.
For amateurs and pros alike, Kew is the best place for snapping pics this autumn!
Inspired by the pumpkin carving masterclasses currently on at Kew Gardens, Max Warren demonstrates how to make your own Halloween pumpkin lantern at home.
Maiko Lutz from Kew's Geographic Information Science (GIS) Unit gives an update on the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI) project for plants.
Get tips from the experts on photographing tulips. Find out more about making the most of natural light and using the right camera accessories.
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