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It's winter issue time and this season our horticultural sights are set on some tiny mountain gems.
The giant Madeiran squill (Scilla madeirensis) is flowering in the Davies Alpine House now. Read on to see how we grow this impressive plant.
It's your last chance to enter this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Find out more about the judging and the professional feedback on offer.
Discover how an effort to improve my French led to an entertaining scientific journey to 19th Century Mauritius.
Nick Johnson explains how a new botanic garden on Montserrat used Rondeletia buxifolia as an alternative hedging plant in the garden to inspire others to follow suit, encouraging the use of island endemics instead of invasives.
This next decade will be about winding down the unsustainable business models of the 20th Century and evolving new 21st Century business models that are fit for purpose.
Kew's Conservation Team have found all sorts of amazing discoveries beneath the skin of Marianne North's paintings. You can find out more here...
This week Kew magazine editor Christina Harrison has been mainly...looking at fungi!
Colin Clubbe from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the newly created Chagos Marine Reserve.
Reach new heights with Katie Price as she joins Jenny Wainwright Klein, alpine specialist at Munich Botanic Garden, at the famous Alpengarten auf dem Schachen.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
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.
13 Feb 2014
Dozens of plants are in flower as spring arrives early at Wakehurst Place, Kew’s country estate.
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.
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
What's in a collection? The Herbarium at Kew: Thank you very much for this publication and very interesting information. by: Nataliya Kovtonyuk