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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.
Shifting 20 tonnes of bracken mulch will reap rewards in the year to come
Meet Kew's new Assistant Archivist, Lorna, and learn about the volunteering projects she manages and how she began her own career volunteering in Kew's Archives
Not many people have heard of edible aroids yet they are among the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Tropical Nursery horticulturalist Louisa Hall introduces some of these exotic species.
Find out about the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and how you can get involved. It's the world’s premier competition for garden plant and flower photography.
Kew's Economic Botany collection was originally housed in four buildings scattered across the Gardens. What survives of these, and what do they tell us about visitor experiences in the past? A doctoral student from Royal Holloway, University of London, went exploring...
The team leader of Kew's Orchid Unit shows how we look after these fantastic epiphytes and divulges the secret of nylon tights in helping some orchids grow.
The Directors' Correspondence Team reveals the artistic talents of an amateur orchid enthusiast in Burma at the end of the nineteenth century.
The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.
During a recent field trip to the Caribbean island of Montserrat, two members of Kew staff discovered plant species which had not previously been known to occur on the island.
On the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest botanists of the Victorian era, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, find out about the unique plants that he encountered on his visits to the UKOTs and how this experience influenced his theories on plant distribution, which he later shared with Charles Darwin.
Discover the wealth of documents held at Kew’s Archives which can help us to create a picture of the lifestyles of travellers and explorers in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.
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.
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: Hello Peggy! It's always nice to hear from the descendents of people who played an important part i ... by: Helen Hartley
Observations on a strange vegetable - the snake gourd: My Dad has grown gourds and pumpkin giants for over 30 years. He has the actual gourds in his house ... by: Ing
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: I am a direct descendant of Sir Daniel Morris. My paternal grandmother was Ruth Morris, one of three ... by: Peggy Farrington
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