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.
Macro photography is one of the most popular techniques in the world of flower and plant imagery. Keeping focused on your subject is the key to successful close-up photography.
You can discover many different plants and habitats at Kew this summer including totally tropical waterlilies. Kew's work on these stunning and ancient flowers is revealed in the upcoming issue of Kew magazine.
Follow the Temperate unit as they complete the mammoth task of repotting the Sarracenia collections.
The Directors' Correspondence Team reveals the artistic talents of an amateur orchid enthusiast in Burma at the end of the nineteenth century.
The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.
Restoring native vegetation on cleared minefield sites is just one of the many challenges facing conservationists in the Falkland Islands.
As the plants start to form a framework, the rockwork nears completion.
Take a walk on the wild side with botanist and plant hunter Henry Ridley, as Sarah discovers his animal encounters!
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?
Although extinct in the wild, Abutilon pitcairnense from Pitcairn has just flowered at Kew Gardens for the first time.
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