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 process of cataloguing a recent accession.
Gardening the Botswana way
Learn how the Dry Tropics team prepare and plant up a dramatic display for the public using stunning succulents that are usually cared for in the Tropical Nursery.
Read about the work of the Marianne North conservators and their research into the materials that she used. Find out how you can come and see a demonstration by the team.
This next decade will be about winding down the unsustainable business models of the 20th Century and evolving new 21st Century business models that are fit for purpose.
Find out more about plants that can only be found in the beautiful Caribbean UK Overseas Territory (UKOT) of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Michele blogs about her work on the Oral History Project and how she is capturing the memories of Kew staff.
That was one of the main messages of The Times Eureka garden at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show – useful plants should be appreciated for both their beauty and their vital utility.
Watch the video and discover how consumer choice can make a difference to conservation in the Brazilian savannas. Find out how Kew is playing a role.
In their Mediterranean home, many bulbs burst into flower when the autumn rains arrive. At Kew you can see them on display inside the Davies Alpine House and outside on the Rock Garden.
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.
Bluebells in Kew's natural area: I can't wait to visit Kew on the bank holiday to see the bluebells. And the weather forecast is good ... by: oak leaf
New trees for Kew's historic vistas: Hi David, good to hear from you and great to hear that you are planting some big trees using some of ... by: Tony Hall
‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’: Dear Shirley, Many years back (in the 1990s) I had seen an exhibition of your painting collecti ... by: Ratna
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Sat, 25 May 2013 11:50:47
kewgardens: Lucia Stuart, author of Eating Flowers will be in Victoria Plaza shop from 2pm today, handing out tasty homemade samples.
Sat, 25 May 2013 10:25:37
kewgardens: From today you can take a guided walking tour around Kew to discover some weird & wonderful edible plants http://t.co/OGQ6qCDo6U