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.
William Milliken, Head of Kew's Tropical America team, examines the importance of Kew's collection of over seven million herbarium specimens, and how this resource is being used to tackle the global challenges of our time.
Félix Forest, Head of Molecular Systematics at Kew, describes the co-evolution of pollinators and painted petal irises in the Greater Cape of South Africa.
André Schuiteman, senior researcher in orchids at Kew, relates the discovery by the intrepid Evelyn Cheesman of one of the very few blue-flowered epiphytic orchids, Dendrobium azureum, which he recently described as a new species.
Kew’s Tropical Nursery hosts a varied collection of different carnivorous plants from across the world, as Thomas Pickering explains.
Library Graduate Trainee, Tavian Hunter, examines the mythological connections that have been made between plants and love.
In the third of this series about his orchid hunting trip to Cambodia, Nursery and Orchid Collection Manager, Christopher Ryan, describes bringing the orchids back to Kew.
Madeleine Groves, the CITES Implementation Officer at Kew, describes how the application of science can help combat illegal wildlife trade.
Paper conservator, Emma Le Cornu, describes a visit to Tokyo to learn the secrets of Japanese paper conservation.
Daniela Zappi and William Milliken describe Kew's latest contribution to our knowledge of the Brazilian flora.
Rebecca Upson from Kew’s UK Overseas Territories team is investigating the impacts of climate change on plant distributions in the Falkland Islands. Here she provides an insight into the vital first stage of the project.
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.
Carnivorous plants at Kew: Terrifying. I flirted briefly with the idea of cultivating small carnivorous plants at home and the ... by: Barbara Denise
The parasitic purple toothwort, Lathraea clandestina, is flowering now.: A thrilling discovery in a woodland bog in mid west France. Purple clumps,islands of unexpected col ... by: Margaretta Barclay
Carnivorous plants at Kew: An excellent account of three of the four strategies of plant carnivory, with super illustrations. B ... by: Bill Chaloner