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The fascinating correspondence of nineteenth century plant hunter Joseph Burke is being made available online for the first time through the Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Project.
With an upcoming anniversary celebrating the start of the Georgian royal dynasty, 2014 is the perfect time for a group visit to Kew Gardens.
In the latest of his bite-sized posts about weird and wonderful edible plants to accompany Kew's Incredibles festival, Kew's resident seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy tells us about Cupuaçu, the national fruit of Brazil.
Kew’s IncrEdibles festival presented the Illustrations Team with a fabulous opportunity to search Kew’s collections of botanical illustrations to find references for the royal fruit whose image dominates Kew this summer - the pineapple - as librarian Julia Buckley explains.
The second in a series of reviews of mapping tools by Kew’s Geographic Information Science (GIS) Unit: this time we look at an app for mobile mapping called Locus Map.
It's just another working day for Angie Bell, one of Kew's Seed Processing Assistants, as she heads down the spiral staircase to the underground vault of the Millennium Seed Bank where she will be banking seeds from Malawi in sub-zero temperatures.
History student Betty Atkins writes about her experiences during a two week internship with the Archives department here at Kew, and what she has learned from her first hand encounter with historical documents.
Tim Harris and David Goyder are doing fieldwork in Angola which is providing information on the distribution of plants there which could be used for conservation.
In 2011 seed I collected from Wollemi pines growing at Kew were germinated in our Arboretum nursery, producing dozens of seedlings. Now, two years, on we have lots of new young plants to add to our collections.
UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) intern Jean Linsky describes how plant specimens from Kew and elsewhere, combined with literature research and new and exciting software tools, are helping researchers determine the conservation status of Caribbean native plants.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 Mar 2014
Wakehurst is hosting public meetings about the introduction of car parking charges. After the first meeting (Monday 17 March) you will be able to read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meeting.
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.
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