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.
So much has happened in Kew's South Africa Landscape at the British Museum this summer. Find out about some of Chris Spring's highlights. Chris is the Curator of Northeast, East and South Africa collections at the British Museum.
The letters of 19th century naturalist and botanist, James Motley, in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive tell the story of his journey through the Singapore Straits to reach Sumatra. Read about his fascinating encounters and observations of island culture.
The team leader of Kew's Orchid Unit shows how we look after these fantastic epiphytes and divulges the secret of nylon tights in helping some orchids grow.
The autumn issue of Kew magazine is out soon, so I thought I'd give you a quick taster of the highlights.
Read about the work of the Marianne North conservators and how you can come and see a demonstration by the team.
Nature has evolved different styles of relationship – ranging from partner to parasite – to cope with stress and change. There is much that can be learnt from nature by business organisations to help them adapt more rapidly to the rapidly changing or uncertain conditions.
Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes in the Tropical Nursery at Kew.
Jamaican artefacts from Kew go on display at the Royal College of Physicians - marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane, botanist, physician and collector.
Read about the new Library, Art & Archives Reading Room and how it has transformed services for staff and visitors.
Do you read Kew magazine? Are you a Premier Friend, subscriber or occasional buyer? We’d love to hear your views on what you think of Kew magazine and what it could be doing to help you understand and use Kew more.
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