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The trees in the Woodland Garden provide shade for us to grow a range of woodland plants and bulbs, but they also add their own colour at this time of year. The Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku', is one of the best.
A new exhibition and a community art project - find out what's coming up next in Kew's galleries!
Tony Kirkham shares his thoughts and observations on autumn this year - with its record high temperatures, confused plants and the best fruiting season in memory.
Richard Kernick shows us what's looking good in the Bonsai House - and what we still have to look forward to.
International Garden Photographer of the Year has a first prize of £5000 plus other cash prizes - here are some tips to help you net the big one!
With researching our family history becoming an increasingly popular pastime, Stephanie describes how the archives at Kew could help you to delve into the lives of your ancestors.
After the heat wave of last week, the autumnal weather is now back to normal. But don't worry, there is plenty of colour to see on the Rock Garden. Look out for Crocus, Cyclamen and even an early snowdrop.
During a recent field trip to the Caribbean island of Montserrat, two members of Kew staff discovered plant species which had not previously been known to occur on the island.
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.
In his second Bonsai blog, Bonsai specialist Richard Kernick looks at the specialist tools used for creating and maintaining bonsai - and some cheap alternatives!
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.
06 Jun 2013
Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.
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.
Would you like to work at the Millennium Seed Bank?: I want working in Kew...its my dream.. by: Tibor
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Thank you for your comment John. Before writing the blog I read a little about Henry Shaw's early li ... by: directors' correspondence team
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Your piece omits to mention that Henry Shaw was born in Sheffield, England. It is interesting to spe ... by: John Edmondson