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.
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.
Read about the Gallery Team's exciting preparations for the David Nash exhibition.
Alicky Davey from Falklands Conservation and Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank explain how collecting wild plant seed can help restore eroded habitats and pastures in the Falkland Islands.
After three long months of judging the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, the dust is settling and the results are in! Philip Smith considers whether the winning images are 'stunning' - or altogether more interesting than that...
The lace-bark tree is the source of a beautiful natural lace, and was a vital part of Jamaican culture for 400 years. Inspired by lace-bark artefacts at Kew, Emily Brennan and Lori-Ann Harris search out the tree and its users in the Jamaican countryside.
Learn how some of Kew's world-leading plant experts have come together with thought-leaders at Biomimicry for Creative Innovation (BCI) to see if we can help organisations make nature work harder for them.
Find out how Kew botanists, specialising in the flora of southeast Asia, get together every Friday afternoon for the 'family sort' of specimens newly arrived to the Herbarium.
Project Manager Philippa Edwards, provides an update on how the plants are looking in the Australia Landscape.
One of Kew's PhD students investigates the beautiful posters that once hung in Kew's museums.
Join Kew's archivists to hear botanists’ and plant hunters’ stories about their travels and cultural encounters and go behind-the-scenes in the Archives.
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