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Lucy Smith recently won second prize in the Margaret Flockton award for botanical illustration. Read about her work as a botanical illustrator at Kew.
Here in the Kew Buying Team we decided it was time to add some fun to our Summer range and the IncrEdibles festival has given us the perfect excuse!
As summer finally arrives, the spring bulbs fade and gradually die down for their summer rest. Most tulips have long finished flowering - but there is one species that waits until June to display its bright scarlet blooms.
Letter and plans from Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive give a glimpse into the humble beginnings of one of botany's most revered institutions - Missouri Botanical Garden - and its founder Henry Shaw.
Part of Kew's IncrEdibles festival is the 'Vegetable Medley' on the Palm House Parterre which is being prepared by the Decorative Nursery team.
The IGPOTY Macro Art photo project is open for entries until 30 June. If you're thinking of entering - or if you're interested in macro photography - IGPOTY director Philip Smith offers some top tips.
Whatever the vagaries of the British weather, the summer issue of Kew magazine has arrived!
The southeast Asian plant Durian has been called the King of Fruits but, like Marmite, it sharply divides opinion between those who love the incredible taste of its custard-like pulp and those who are revolted by its putrid smell.
How would you like to work in the world’s biodiversity hot spot? If so an exciting opportunity to join the team here at the Millennium Seed Bank is now available!
Over the next few months you will find regular updates from the newest batch of Kew Diploma students, all about our very own 1.8 x 8 meter area of royal soil, and hopefully, all about the earthy fruit and vegetables that we have managed to grow.
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. You can read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meetings.
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.
Orchid hunting in Cambodia: This expedition will help local research efforts as well!! Cedric Jancloes, a lead researcher from ... by: CEDRIC
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