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.
Not many people have heard of edible aroids yet they are among the oldest cultivated crops in the world. Tropical Nursery horticulturalist Louisa Hall introduces some of these exotic species.
Critically endangered black rhino have recently been reintroduced to the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Paul Smith, an expert in the vegetation of the area, is helping to identify the plant species that Rhinos rely on for their survival.
Here at Kew Gardens, before the main autumn colour of leaves on trees and shrubs arrives, there is still a wonderful array of brightly coloured flowers to brighten up the shortening days.
Discover how an effort to improve my French led to an entertaining scientific journey to 19th Century Mauritius.
Kew conservationists are thrilled to have identified a rare shrub at several previously unknown sites on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean.
Autumn is a wonderful time in Kew's Arboretum. Here Tony Hall explains what creates the leaves' fantastic colours and shares some highlights of what you can see now.
Kew magazine's editor, Christina Harrison, recently attended this year's GMG Awards where her magazine scooped a prestigious award together with finalist results in other categories.
Kew's GIS and South East Asia team report from their study sites deep in the forests of Sumatra. In this - their second post - they venture into the jungle, seeing all sorts of things on the way.
Read about our Library Graduate Trainee and her behind-the-scenes work in the Preservation Studio.
A special Olympic-themed display has just been completed in the Library Reading Room.
In this latest post from the gallery, Dr Shirley Sherwood shares how she curated her current exhibition: Portraits of Leaves and Fungi, paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
02 Dec 2013
Overleaf is a delightful and beautiful book dedicated to foliage with stunning botanical paintings and thought-provoking text.
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.
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
What can scientific names tell us about a plant?: please expand the article! alba/purpurea and foetida/odorata are pretty easy to guess. some names in ... by: gina
A snapshot of extinction in action: A wonderful, but mis-headlined bit of research on a genus that is new to me. Rather than a "snapshot ... by: Carlo A. Balistrieri