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.
Plan a late winter visit for your group and enjoy London's finest snowdrop display.
As the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition deadline - October 31st - approaches, Philip Smith offers a few tips about photographing autumn
Ever considered volunteering to help at Kew's world-leading Millennium Seed Bank? Jean Helliwell explains what volunteering involves.
Read Library Graduate Trainee Marc Muller's final blog post as he leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Librarianship
Here at Kew Gardens, before the main autumn colour of leaves on trees and shrubs arrives, there is still a wonderful array of brightly coloured flowers to brighten up the shortening days.
Preparations are well underway for this year’s Seed Festival. It is set to be a fantastic day with something for the whole family from workshops, tours and talks to swapping seeds and exciting activities for the kids. The setting for this year’s Seed Festival will be Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.
Tom Hare, willow sculptor extraordinaire, writes about creating the Fungi Fairy Ring, one of the highlights of this autumn’s IncrEdibles festival
In her last blog post, Elisabeth writes about her experiences as the Archives Graduate Trainee and reveals more about an unexpected Victorian visitor to the Gardens.
As part of the planning for Kew’s IncrEdibles Festival, the Library, Arts and Archives team scoured the collections for all things fruity. Kiri Ross-Jones and Julia Buckley write about how the search revealed several interesting stories about fruit and some beautiful illustrations.
Introducing the Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence Project, a new initiative by Kew to digitise and transcribe the letters of Joseph Hooker, great Victorian explorer-botanist and renowned director of Kew Gardens. Find out more about the man and the project.
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