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.
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.
It's winter issue time and this season our horticultural sights are set on some tiny mountain gems.
The giant Madeiran squill (Scilla madeirensis) is flowering in the Davies Alpine House now. Read on to see how we grow this impressive plant.
It's your last chance to enter this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Find out more about the judging and the professional feedback on offer.
Discover how an effort to improve my French led to an entertaining scientific journey to 19th Century Mauritius.
Nick Johnson explains how a new botanic garden on Montserrat used Rondeletia buxifolia as an alternative hedging plant in the garden to inspire others to follow suit, encouraging the use of island endemics instead of invasives.
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.
Kew's Conservation Team have found all sorts of amazing discoveries beneath the skin of Marianne North's paintings. You can find out more here...
This week Kew magazine editor Christina Harrison has been mainly...looking at fungi!
Colin Clubbe from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the newly created Chagos Marine Reserve.
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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