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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 a letter from K. S. Ranjitsinhji in the Asian Directors' Correspondence archive. Ranji was an Indian King and is also regarded as one of the best cricket batsmen of the Empire.
The letters of 19th century naturalist and botanist, James Motley, in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive tell the story of his journey through the Singapore Straits to reach Sumatra. Read about his fascinating encounters and observations of island culture.
Learn tips and tricks on taking great photos of trees - perfect for the autumnal displays that can be seen at Wakehurst this time of year.
Take a glimpse at the Museum of Economic Botany at the turn of the 20th Century, as discovered by our Archives volunteer in a recent addition to our collections.
In the first of three parts, International Garden Photographer of the Year organiser Philip Smith mourns the passing of film but looks at how shooting RAW files on your digital SLR helps develop creativity and technique.
Can you work it out? Kew's Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Team set a challenge to decipher some 19th century handwriting as they start the new year in their brand new offices.
There is more to working on Kew's Rock Garden than looking after the plants; the rocks need attention too. Winter is the time when the Rock Garden team carry out important renovation work.
Since 1991 Kew magazine has been bringing you news of Kew's work and the wonders of the plant world.
Kit Strange from Kew’s Hardy Display Section has recently returned from the Falkland Islands, where she worked with partners from Falklands Conservation on the continuing development of a collection of native plants.
In his second Bonsai blog, Bonsai specialist Richard Kernick looks at the specialist tools used for creating and maintaining bonsai - and some cheap alternatives!
This autumn Kew welcomed the 14th intake of students into the joint University of Kent/Kew MSc in Ethnobotany. In a packed two days the students were introduced to Kew's collections, had an intensive day of plant-collecting, and heard this year's Distinguished Ethnobotanist lecture.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.
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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