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 arboretum team have been out planting some new trees along Kew's historic vistas. This is to ensure they are maintained for generations to come.
Steve posts about shipping plants from South Africa to the UK and his anxiety for their safe arrival.
Meet the team who will be writing the Alpine and Rock Garden blog and find out about the areas of Kew Gardens that they look after.
A visitor to Kew sheds light on tapa cloth made 170 years ago by her Polynesian forebears.
Read about the toxic plant used in poison ordeals in Madagascar as described by the botanist Charles Telfair in 1829.
Kew's Archives Graduate Trainee, Sarah, blogs about her fascinating work and the new skills she is gaining three months in.
William Milliken explains how Kew’s science programme is helping to address the issues in this part of the world.
The purple flowers of the parasitic Lathraea clandestina, known as purple toothwort, mysteriously sprout from the ground in the Woodland Garden.
We love close-ups of flowers. But they are often a bit out of focus, or not very well lit – just not as exciting as you think they ought to be. How can this be improved?
In her farewell post, Sarah blogs about her final project at Kew, during which she gets a backstage pass to the conservation studio for a day!
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.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
23 May 2013
Research at the Millennium Seed Bank (RBG Kew) and the University of Reading has identified a new typology of seed development.
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.
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.
Taking your time: As to your observation that people tend to spend far too little time on each shot when taking (plant ... by: Frans Noltee
New trees for Kew's historic vistas: Hi Tony, it was great working in the Arboretum with you. I have a similar assignment on the Queen's ... by: David Alicha
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
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