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.
Five museums, five objects from the stores, five interpretations…
Philip Smith cuts through the competing claims of image management software and offers a simple workflow structure that you can use and adapt for your own situation.
Steve Ruddy travels down under to research plants that will feature in Kew's Australia-themed landscape at the British Museum.
The Davies Alpine House is five years old this month. See what changes have been made since it opened on 11 March 2006.
A team of island-hopping conservationists from Kew is spending three weeks in the British Virgin Islands, investigating the plant diversity of this Caribbean UK Overseas Territory.
Come into Kew’s Library, Art & Archives Reading Room to see our latest display in the Wolfson Rare Books Room.
Kiri explains how her team will be taking part in the international twitter event #AskArchivists Day and how you can tweet the team your questions.
Philip Smith talks through his favourite photos from this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, on display at Kew Gardens.
While we enjoy the end of summer, there's plenty to look forward to in autumn too - Kew's Arboretum is renowned for its colour and for its 'champions'.
Despite the far from Australian summer we have had in the UK, the plants in the Australia Landscape outside the British Museum have flourished. Some of the most colourful come from the driest parts of Australia.
Alexandra Davey, a Conservation Science MSc student from Imperial College, spent two months in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), investigating the spread of an invasive tree, Casuarina equisetifolia, which threatens coastal habitats there.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University produce the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
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?: To Jason Irving: I wanted to write the following message to you on firstname.lastname@example.org but the message was ... by: Genevieve Vacherot
Orchid seeds – Nature’s tiny treasures: Thank you for the information. Would wish to add here that orchid seeds are diverse even in temperat ... by: Khaled Abulaila
Seed conservation in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories: An excellent project bringing together UKOTs partners from across the Caribbean. I am working in BVI ... by: Martin