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.
Maria Vorontsova, Kew’s grass taxonomist, describes how an ancient grass lineage from Madagascar could provide valuable insights into today’s crop species.
Nursery and Orchid Collection Manager, Christopher Ryan, reports on a recent orchid hunting trip to Cambodia.
Library Graduate Trainee, Tavian Hunter, describes books, letters and paintings in the Kew collections about the remarkable species Welwitschia mirabilis, the 'living fossil'.
Rafaël Govaerts from Kew’s Herbarium describes the discovery of three key traits instrumental to the radiation of flowering plants into freezing environments. The results of the study were recently published online in the journal Nature and will appear in the print issue on 6 February.
Orchid researcher André Schuiteman describes the challenges facing orchids in the wild and what Kew is doing to help them.
Read the diary of Dr Paul Smith, Head of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, as he and colleagues undertake a seed collecting expedition in the Northern Cape region of South Africa.
The wonderful displays of spring colour are just beginning at Kew Gardens, and a new range of seasonal guided walks are running to enhance your group visit.
Alan Paton, Assistant Keeper of Kew's Herbarium, describes some of the problems associated with plant names and the importance of the new release of The Plant List.
Elisa Biondi explains how Kew selects which orchids to include in its annual orchid festival.
Virginia Mills describes our new online collection of Joseph Hooker's Correspondence in which you can explore Hooker's letters from India and the high Himalayas, and look at some of his expedition collections and the plant-hunting paraphernalia held here at Kew.
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