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.
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.
Jennifer Beasley and Stella Gardner, two textile conservation students at Glasgow University, report on a week's placement at Kew.
Kew’s world-class collection of Japanese art papers goes on display for the first time in Britain.
Each year several of the Herbarium botanists organise and run a Tropical Plant Identification Course.
'Kew’s Global Kitchen Cookbook' celebrates the glorious variety of edible plants, with 101 recipes from around the world, richly illustrated with botanical art. The book is available to buy exclusively at Kew, including online, until October 2013. Take a look inside and find out more about the author.
Tim Harris and David Goyder are doing fieldwork in Angola which is providing information on the distribution of plants there which could be used for conservation.
For the IncrEdibles festival Kew’s resident seed specialist Wolfgang Stuppy is contributing bite-size features about weird and wonderful edible plants from around the world. In the third of the series – the dead man's finger!
Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank visits the forests of Montserrat in the eastern Caribbean to collect seeds of their native plants with staff from the Department of Environment.
During their recent visit to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Caribbean, Martin, Sara and Marcella from Kew’s UK Overseas Territories team were searching for some of the islands’ threatened plants in an effort to understand the dangers they face.
As autumn turns to winter, Project Officer Simon Kallow looks back on the first season of seed collecting for the UK National Tree Seed Project.
Seeds of hope
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University have produced 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