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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.
There is more to working on Kew's Rock Garden than looking after the plants; the rocks need attention too. Winter is the time when the Rock Garden team carry out important renovation work.
Learn how nature's emergent approach can be transferred to a business setting, leading to creativity, innovation and positive business outcomes.
Five museums, five objects from the stores, five interpretations…
Find out how Kew botanists were able to confirm the identity of the comb fern, a tiny plant believed to be extinct in the Falkland Islands until it was spotted growing on the island of West Falkland more than 180 years after its only previous sighting there.
Can you work it out? Kew's Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Team set a challenge to decipher some 19th century handwriting as they start the new year in their brand new offices.
Find out how Kew botanists, specialising in the flora of southeast Asia, get together every Friday afternoon for the 'family sort' of specimens newly arrived to the Herbarium.
As the Marianne North Gallery Conservation Project draws to a close, Eleanor Hasler looks back at the highlights of over two years working in the Marianne North Conservation Studio.
Find out about the show-stopping, psychedelic and truly unique waterlily, Nymphaea 'Arc-en-ciel', which is grown in the aquatic zone of the Tropical Nursery and displayed to the public in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Find out how collaboration between mistletoe experts and the Drylands Africa team in the Herbarium resulted in a new species of mistletoe being documented.
Previously on RAW passions, we left you with the tantalising prospect of exploring the world of RAW files to really push your photography forwards. In this second part - we deliver.
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.
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
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
A snapshot of extinction in action: A wonderful, but mis-headlined bit of research on a genus that is new to me. Rather than a "snapshot ... by: Carlo A. Balistrieri