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.
A team of island-hopping conservationists from Kew is spending three weeks in the British Virgin Islands, investigating the plant diversity of this Caribbean UK Overseas Territory.
The Davies Alpine House is five years old this month. See what changes have been made since it opened on 11 March 2006.
Follow Tony Hall, Manager of the Arboretum at Kew, on his visit to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. See the new rock garden they are creating and look at the wonderful array of wild Narcissus, orchids and spring flowering shrubs in the mountains of southern Spain.
In celebration of International Women's Day, Michele blogs about the employment of women at Kew. The first women gardeners were appointed in 1896.
Philip Smith cuts through the competing claims of image management software and offers a simple workflow structure that you can use and adapt for your own situation.
Once thought extinct in the wild, the stunning blue-flowered Chilean blue crocus was rediscovered in the Andes near Santiago, Chile, in spring 2001. You can see it flowering now in the Davies Alpine House.
Did you know that you can browse recent articles from Kew magazine via our archive page?
Plant hunters frequently travelled across the world to discover new plants for science. Discover some of their adventures here with stories from Kew's Archives.
Kit Strange from Kew’s Hardy Display Section has recently returned from the Falkland Islands, where she worked with partners from Falklands Conservation on the continuing development of a collection of native plants.
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.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University produce the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
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?: To Jason Irving: I wanted to write the following message to you on firstname.lastname@example.org but the message was ... by: Genevieve Vacherot
Orchid seeds – Nature’s tiny treasures: Thank you for the information. Would wish to add here that orchid seeds are diverse even in temperat ... by: Khaled Abulaila
Seed conservation in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories: An excellent project bringing together UKOTs partners from across the Caribbean. I am working in BVI ... by: Martin