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.
Once again, students at Camberwell College of Arts have breathed life into historical objects – this year, rice paper drawings, an Amazonian shield and a Canadian cradle.
Find out how Kew staff helped local scientists in Madagascar learn to identify unique and endangered species of grasses.
IGPOTY director Philip Smith is inspired by the colours and textures in the winter garden and suggests some tips and techniques to help you get the best from your chilly images
Richard’s short guide to the different types of soil that are used to pot up the bonsai trees here at Kew
Richard, Kew’s bonsai specialist, and renowned bonsai expert Nobuyuki Kajiwara look into the process of creating a “slab-planted” Japanese white pine bonsai.
Over the next few months you will find regular updates from the newest batch of Kew Diploma students, all about our very own 1.8 x 8 meter area of royal soil, and hopefully, all about the earthy fruit and vegetables that we have managed to grow.
As summer finally arrives, the spring bulbs fade and gradually die down for their summer rest. Most tulips have long finished flowering - but there is one species that waits until June to display its bright scarlet blooms.
Part of Kew's IncrEdibles festival is the 'Vegetable Medley' on the Palm House Parterre which is being prepared by the Decorative Nursery team.
Guest blogger Kirsti Davies, creator of Kew’s unique Tea Party table, writes about the creative and practical process of building the installation.
Kew's IncrEdibles festival features giant sculptures of some of the UK's most interesting fungi. Kew mycologist Ester Gaya tells us more about one of them, the amazing Chanterelle fungus (Cantharellus cibarius)
On 28 October 2013 Kew Gardens will host a symposium examining the borderline between herbal medicines and food supplements.
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