Go behind the scenes with Kew blogs
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.
Uncovering the plant collecting experiences of a 19th century surgeon naturalist through his correspondence with Kew.
Read about a special display that has been produced for the Library Reading Room to celebrate Her Majesty's connections with Kew.
Autumn is the best time for spotting an amazing variety of fungi in Kew's Arboretum
Richard escapes the Gardens to look at a few of the fabulous trees at the 2013 Swindon Winter Bonsai Show
Our library trainee, Marc, blogs about the display he and Elisabeth Thurlow have curated on Alfred Russel Wallace, and looks at some of the connections between this eminent naturalist and Kew
Caroline Cornish, who has recently finished her PhD thesis on the history of Kew's Museum of Economic Botany, describes an exciting discovery of old photographs in the Netherlands
How student conservators help care for Kew's collections
Some of the most exquisite alpine plants are in the genus Dionysia. In early spring these cushion-forming plants are covered with flowers and are displayed in the Davies Alpine House.
Watch the video and discover the reality of tropical fieldwork! Kew's Tropical America team and Brazilian counterparts explore a remote corner of the Amazon, providing important baseline information for conservation planning and management.
Take a walk on the wild side with botanist and plant hunter Henry Ridley, as Sarah discovers his animal encounters!
Join Nick Johnson as he explains the use of peat-free mixes in the Tropical Nursery.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.
06 Jun 2013
Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.
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.
Would you like to work at the Millennium Seed Bank?: I want working in Kew...its my dream.. by: Tibor
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Thank you for your comment John. Before writing the blog I read a little about Henry Shaw's early li ... by: directors' correspondence team
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Your piece omits to mention that Henry Shaw was born in Sheffield, England. It is interesting to spe ... by: John Edmondson