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.
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.
Shifting 20 tonnes of bracken mulch will reap rewards in the year to come
Meet Kew's new Assistant Archivist, Lorna, and learn about the volunteering projects she manages and how she began her own career volunteering in Kew's Archives
Our spring issue of Kew magazine is out now, and it’s not on its own due to the magazine going all appy on iTunes.
Find out about the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and how you can get involved. It's the world’s premier competition for garden plant and flower photography.
Kew's Economic Botany collection was originally housed in four buildings scattered across the Gardens. What survives of these, and what do they tell us about visitor experiences in the past? A doctoral student from Royal Holloway, University of London, went exploring...
Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes in the Tropical Nursery at Kew.
The team leader of Kew's Orchid Unit shows how we look after these fantastic epiphytes and divulges the secret of nylon tights in helping some orchids grow.
The Directors' Correspondence Team reveals the artistic talents of an amateur orchid enthusiast in Burma at the end of the nineteenth century.
The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.
The main flowering season for alpine plants is spring, but there are many mountain plants that flower in summer. You can see plenty of these now in the Davies Alpine House. But why do they flower now?
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.
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
Investigating the plants of the Caribbean... on the outskirts of London!: Dear Andrew, I was very interested in reading your blog. As part of a project I am working on I ... by: eva
Summer cereals at Kew: I like this article and the pictures that accompany it because I am from the West Coast of the U.S. ... by: Christabel Behr