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.
In the first installment of a two part blog, find out more about Kew's history of plant collecting in South Africa.
Find out what happened when we decided to invite a diverse group of business leaders to Kew for the day – mixing business people with botanists.
Meeting at the quiver tree in Kew's South Africa Landscape at the British Museum is so much more interesting than meeting at the Information Desk. Find out what happened when curator Chris Spring met South African artist Sabela Mahlangu.
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.
Martin Hamilton from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the UKOTs Programme specimen digitisation activities.
Richard and Steve travel far and wide to find the star plants for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.
Richard Kernick shows us what's looking good in the Bonsai House - and what we still have to look forward to.
Each year several of the Herbarium botanists organise and run a Tropical Plant Identification Course.
Get tips from the experts on photographing tulips. Find out more about making the most of natural light and using the right camera accessories.
As the World Cup kicks off, Kew continues to celebrate the natural wonders of this amazing country.
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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