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.
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.
Discover more about the conservation work carried out on one of the most important, popular and fascinating collection in the Archives.
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.
It is said that you can have a cyclamen in flower every month of the year and January belongs to the diminutive Cyclamen coum.
Mapping live data and tweets from the field - experiments with the latest technology 'mashups' in Sumatra.
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 07:45:23
kewgardens: Groundbreaking report finds 60% of UK species have declined in recent decades #stateofnature @Natures_Voice http://t.co/3nNzimXbrj
Tue, 21 May 2013 18:01:46
kewgardens: Want to know more about the Rory McEwen exhib at Kew Gardens? Watch this wonderful video about the artist and his art http://t.co/8ok4Oe7B4l