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Groups visiting this Christmas will, for the first time, be able to combine hot glasshouses by day with an enchanting illuminated trail after dark.
'Kew’s Global Kitchen Cookbook' celebrates the glorious variety of edible plants, with 101 recipes from around the world, richly illustrated with botanical art. The book is available to buy exclusively at Kew, including online, until October 2013. Take a look inside and find out more about the author.
Come and see the International Garden Photography of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition at Wakehurst Place. And Philip Smith offers some top tips for photographing plants and water.
Kew's Grass Garden has a comprehensive display of cereals from around the world - grains such as wheat, barley, sorghum and millet - and now is the best time to come and see them.
For the IncrEdibles festival Kew’s resident seed specialist Wolfgang Stuppy is contributing bite-size features about weird and wonderful edible plants from around the world. In the second of the series – the incredible ice cream bean!
John Lindley, botanist, gardener and orchidologist, is little known nowadays but he played a vital role in preserving Kew Gardens for the nation. Now Kew's exhibition of works by his great grandson, Rory McEwen, is reviving interest in his role and in his own artworks.
Ruth Calder, one of Kew's horticulture students, writes about kohl rabi and answers the questions she gets asked most often - “What is it?” and “What can I do with it?"
As Summer finally arrives, I thought I'd update you about a few of our activities here at IGPOTY.
A glorious display of the giant Himalayan lily, Cardiocrinum giganteum, can be seen now in the dappled shade of the Woodland Garden at Kew.
Guest blogger Kirsti Davies, creator of Kew’s unique Tea Party table, writes about the creative and practical process of building the installation.
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. You can read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meetings.
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.
Orchid hunting in Cambodia: This expedition will help local research efforts as well!! Cedric Jancloes, a lead researcher from ... by: CEDRIC
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