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.
We are in the depths of winter but there are already signs of spring appearing on the Rock Garden at Kew.
For the first time ever, visitors to Kew will be able to see two unique plants from the Caribbean island of Montserrat (normally kept safely behind the scenes) during the Volunteer Guides' hands-on sessions in this year’s Tropical Extravaganza.
Plant hunters frequently travelled across the world to discover new plants for science. Discover some of their adventures here with stories from Kew's Archives.
Find out what happened when the curators of four major collections of useful plants recently came together at Kew.
Your photography can be wonderfully enhanced by exploring black and white techniques. We share some practical tips and tricks.
Restoring native vegetation on cleared minefield sites is just one of the many challenges facing conservationists in the Falkland Islands.
Nick Johnson meets the Tropical Nursery’s very own bromeliad expert, Marcelo Sellaro. Find out more about bromeliad cultivation and get suggestions to try at home.
Kit Strange from Kew's Alpine team continues her travels in Armenia, this time discovering food from the mountains.
At this time of year there are some very special appearances in Kew Gardens. Why not come on a fungal foray to discover some weird and wonderful new friends.
The warm autumn has encouraged some daffodils (Narcissus) to flower early in the Davies Alpine House - and there are other interesting plants to see there too.
Read about how the Preservation section prepared for the Joseph Hooker exhibition.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
22 May 2013
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
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.
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: Hello Peggy! It's always nice to hear from the descendents of people who played an important part i ... by: Helen Hartley
Observations on a strange vegetable - the snake gourd: My Dad has grown gourds and pumpkin giants for over 30 years. He has the actual gourds in his house ... by: Ing
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: I am a direct descendant of Sir Daniel Morris. My paternal grandmother was Ruth Morris, one of three ... by: Peggy Farrington
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Wed, 22 May 2013 19:26:15
kewgardens: Biodiversity and conservation at Kew, and what you can do to help the #stateofnature http://t.co/iXWUHjFKt0 #naturesintrouble
Wed, 22 May 2013 17:01:00
kewgardens: Each year some of Kew's Herbarium botanists organise a Tropical Plant Identification Course. Read about it here: http://t.co/r51qERl2bO