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.
Kit Strange from Kew’s Hardy Display Section has recently returned from the Falkland Islands, where she worked with partners from Falklands Conservation on the continuing development of a collection of native plants.
In his second Bonsai blog, Bonsai specialist Richard Kernick looks at the specialist tools used for creating and maintaining bonsai - and some cheap alternatives!
This autumn Kew welcomed the 14th intake of students into the joint University of Kent/Kew MSc in Ethnobotany. In a packed two days the students were introduced to Kew's collections, had an intensive day of plant-collecting, and heard this year's Distinguished Ethnobotanist lecture.
Discover the history behind two of Kew's bonsai trees, and the little-known story of a British bonsai pioneer, Gwendolyn Anley.
Millennium Seed Bank volunteer Jean Helliwell recounts her recent opportunity to visit the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew.
There will be plenty of new experiences to be had at Kew this summer - from appreciating intriguing sculptures to discovering lost Georgian kitchens. You can find out much more about them all in Kew magazine.
Many weird and wonderful subjects have been uncovered while digitising Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection. Read about a 19th century botanist's awe-inspiring encounter with a 'Spectre' in Jamaica's Blue mountains.
Ascension Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to seven surviving unique plants, many of them threatened with extinction in the wild. Marcella Corcoran reports on a horticultural training workshop for conservationists on the island.
To celebrate the bicentenary of African explorer David Livingstone, the Archives team reveal his connection to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and how you can see more of his letters online.
The Kew magazine summer iPad app is packed with IncrEdible plant stories, bonus features and recipes. Download it today, enjoy a good read, and then come along to Kew to make the most of the final weeks of the summer IncrEdibles festival.
Kew’s Pumpkin Pyramid is a longstanding tradition. This year, with our IncrEdibles festival it is more relevant than ever! Kew pumpkin expert Max Warren discovers what makes this one so special.
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