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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.
Our horticultural team is carrying out controlled pollinations in the Display Houses. Seed Collector Officer, Noelia Alvarez, from the Tropical Nursery Team explains how it is done and the reasons behind it.
The new exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art - 'Botanicals, Environmental Expressions in Art from the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection' - includes some intriguing models of apples and pears sent to Victorian England from Australia.
Inspired by the pumpkin carving masterclasses currently on at Kew Gardens, Max Warren demonstrates how to make your own Halloween pumpkin lantern at home.
Spiridione Gambardella's portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker is an iconic image of the great man - but how did this painting come about? Letters in the Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection shed some light on the process.
Teresa Gil, European Partnership Officer from Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, describes a seed collecting trip in the Pyrenees.
University of Durham student Lucy Gardner was lucky enough to get a place on the Kew Sandwich Student scheme. Here she describes her experiences.
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.
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
Investigating the plants of the Caribbean... on the outskirts of London!: Dear Andrew, I was very interested in reading your blog. As part of a project I am working on I ... by: eva
Summer cereals at Kew: I like this article and the pictures that accompany it because I am from the West Coast of the U.S. ... by: Christabel Behr