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Read extracts from the letters of David Douglas in the Directors' Correspondence, and learn more about this remarkable plant-hunter and explorer.
Richard’s short guide to the different types of soil that are used to pot up the bonsai trees here at Kew
Ascension Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to seven surviving unique plants, many of them threatened with extinction in the wild. Marcella Corcoran reports on a horticultural training workshop for conservationists on the island.
After three long months of judging the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, the dust is settling and the results are in! Philip Smith considers whether the winning images are 'stunning' - or altogether more interesting than that...
Richard escapes the Gardens to look at a few of the fabulous trees at the 2013 Swindon Winter Bonsai Show
Meet Kew's current Library Graduate Trainee and discover the range of interesting duties his role comprises
Critically endangered black rhino have recently been reintroduced to the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Paul Smith, an expert in the vegetation of the area, is helping to identify the plant species that Rhinos rely on for their survival.
Revolving around a humble seed, this month's blog covers nearly everything from seed morphology and digestive problems to the beautiful smell of racing car engines and James Bond-style murder. Discover the useful, funny and lethal sides of one of the most notorious seeds on Earth!
Kew’s world-class collection of Japanese art papers goes on display for the first time in Britain.
The first in a series of reviews by Kew’s Geographic Information Science (GIS) Unit of online mapping tools: this time we look at an online tool for distribution mapping called SimpleMappr
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