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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.
As the GIS Unit gears up for its second field trip to Peru, I thought I would share some thoughts and observations from our first trip in October and November 2012.
On 5 October an exhibition of International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition winners opens at the Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens on the theme of 'Bountiful Earth'. IGPOTY director Philip Smith looks at the appeal of photographing fruit and vegetables.
A new display explores the history of the Kew Guild and showcases some of the treasures of the Kew Guild Archive
This year has been a bumper one for fruits and seeds. I have picked just one plant group - Sorbus - which not only produces spectacular coloured berries but is also a source of food for both our native and winter visiting birds.
Kew's IncrEdibles festival features giant sculptures of some of the UK's most interesting fungi. Kew mycologist Ester Gaya tells us more about one of them, the amazing Chanterelle fungus (Cantharellus cibarius)
For the past five years the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has been working with Falklands Conservation (FC) and the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) to research the impacts of invasive alien plants and take action against some of the worst offenders. FC’s Richard Lewis updates us on the control of thistles (Cirsium spp. & Carduus spp.), some of the most troublesome species.
Inspired by Kew's Incredibles Festival, Sarah Cody shares some lesser-known facts about barley, one of the world’s favourite crops and one of the 29 key crops of the Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust's Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change project
Digitisation Officers Jon and Jess write about their experience as new starters on the Directors Correspondence project – find out what they have discovered in Kew's archives.
Plan a late winter visit for your group and enjoy London's finest snowdrop display.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
02 Dec 2013
Overleaf is a delightful and beautiful book dedicated to foliage with stunning botanical paintings and thought-provoking text.
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.
What can scientific names tell us about a plant?: please expand the article! alba/purpurea and foetida/odorata are pretty easy to guess. some names in ... by: gina
Investigating the plants of the Caribbean... on the outskirts of London!: Dear Andrew, I was very interested in reading your blog. As part of a project I am working on I ... by: eva
Summer cereals at Kew: I like this article and the pictures that accompany it because I am from the West Coast of the U.S. ... by: Christabel Behr