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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.
Orchids have the smallest seeds in the world and they produce millions of them, but why? Kew's seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy explains the clever survival plan that lies behind this seemingly wasteful strategy.
Jess Smith finds out how Kew's knowledge of mosses and lichens helped to introduce 300 Lapland reindeer into northern Canada, over 100 years ago.
To celebrate the launch of the nationwide Explore Your Archive scheme, one of Kew's archivists highlights a treasure from Kew's past.
Miranda Janatka describes life as a glasshouse trainee in the Tropical Nursery.
Sarah Cody explores the valuable contribution that visiting researchers to the Millennium Seed Bank make to our understanding of seed behaviour, through the experiences of Ceci and Nelson, two visitors from Brazil who are helping us unravel the mysteries of orchid seeds.
Mekbib Fekadu, a botanist at the National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, tells us what it's like to take part in a Kew Seed Conservation Training course.
7 November 2013 was the centenary of the death of an amazing naturalist who had an extraordinary impact on the scientific world – Alfred Russel Wallace. To help mark this anniversary the latest Kew magazine reveals the connections between this great man and Kew.
Miriam, the new Archives Graduate Trainee, discovers more about the suffragette attacks at Kew 100 years ago.
Maiko Lutz from Kew's Geographic Information Science (GIS) Unit gives an update on the Sampled Red List Index (SRLI) project for plants.
In the first in a series of posts about plant nomenclature, Jason Irving explains the meanings of some Latin plant names and what they can tell us.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 Mar 2014
Wakehurst is hosting public meetings about the introduction of car parking charges. After the first meeting (Monday 17 March) you will be able to read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meeting.
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.
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: Thanks for your comment, Iwein. It is shocking that even such a remote and beautiful island as Waige ... by: Andre Schuiteman
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