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.
Inspired by Kew's Incredibles Festival, Sarah Cody shares some lesser-known facts about barley, one of the world’s favourite crops and one of the 29 key crops of the Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust's Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change project
Our horticultural team is carrying out controlled pollinations in the Display Houses. Seed Collector Officer, Noelia Alvarez, from the Tropical Nursery Team explains how it is done and the reasons behind it.
Sarah Cody explores the valuable contribution that visiting researchers to the Millennium Seed Bank make to our understanding of seed behaviour, through the experiences of Ceci and Nelson, two visitors from Brazil who are helping us unravel the mysteries of orchid seeds.
Jack Clutterbuck describes flowers of the mallow family, known botanically as Malvaceae, which grow in the Tropical Nursery at Kew.
A range of colourful cyclamen are flowering now. Take a closer look at these autumnal beauties.
Find out about what goes on in the Alpine Nursery at Kew Gardens. Follow Graham Walters, the team leader of of the Nursery, behind the scenes and meet the people who care for the wonderful plants grown there.
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.
Previously on RAW passions, we left you with the tantalising prospect of exploring the world of RAW files to really push your photography forwards. In this second part - we deliver.
We are in the depths of winter but there are already signs of spring appearing on the Rock Garden at Kew.
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.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
18 Feb 2014
Later this spring we will be introducing charges for car parking at Wakehurst. The charges are likely to commence from mid to late April, but the exact timing will depend on the completion of the installation works.
13 Feb 2014
Dozens of plants are in flower as spring arrives early at Wakehurst Place, Kew’s country estate.
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.
Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid: Thanks for your comment, Iwein. It is shocking that even such a remote and beautiful island as Waige ... by: Andre Schuiteman
Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid: "Let’s hope that there is still a chance to find out" is a pretty good way to end your fascinating a ... by: Iwein Mauro
What's in a collection? The Herbarium at Kew: Thank you very much for this publication and very interesting information. by: Nataliya Kovtonyuk