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.
It was all over the news in the past week: one in five plant species is at risk of extinction, and the main cause is habitat loss caused by our activities.
A range of colourful cyclamen are flowering now. Take a closer look at these autumnal beauties.
Find out how Jane Samuels, the Access and Equality Manager at the British Museum, helped to make Kew's South Africa Landscape accessible to all sectors of society – with a particular emphasis on diverse and disabled audiences.
We are now entering the final phase of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition 2010 and many people will be getting their entries ready for the November 30th deadline. So what are the judges looking for?
A visitor to Kew sheds light on tapa cloth made 170 years ago by her Polynesian forebears.
Ants, bees, bugs and flies all buzzed and crawled into the International Garden Photographer of the Year office as our ‘4Seasons: Insect Beauties’ category inspired photographers from around the world to submit a variety of incredible photographs of our mighty micro friends.
Read about the work of the Marianne North conservators and their research into the materials that she used. Find out how you can come and see a demonstration by the team.
Earlier this month we launched a reader survey for Kew magazine and I thought you might like to hear how it's going.
Unlike the business world, nature has no ability to predict future events, but instead uses 'resilience' as its strategy for recovery after disturbance. Inherent within this are creativity and innovation which bring wider benefits. In these transformational times of volatile change, businesses can improve their ability to thrive (not just survive) by focusing on their resilience.
Meet the team who will be writing the Alpine and Rock Garden blog and find out about the areas of Kew Gardens that they look after.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
22 May 2013
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
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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Wed, 22 May 2013 19:26:15
kewgardens: Biodiversity and conservation at Kew, and what you can do to help the #stateofnature http://t.co/iXWUHjFKt0 #naturesintrouble
Wed, 22 May 2013 17:01:00
kewgardens: Each year some of Kew's Herbarium botanists organise a Tropical Plant Identification Course. Read about it here: http://t.co/r51qERl2bO