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.
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.
Richard’s short guide to the different types of soil that are used to pot up the bonsai trees here at Kew
Each year several of the Herbarium botanists organise and run a Tropical Plant Identification Course.
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.
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.
The new exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art - 'Botanicals, Environmental Expressions in Art from the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection' - includes some intriguing models of apples and pears sent to Victorian England from Australia.
Seeds of hope
Find out how Kew's South Africa Landscape at the British Museum is coming together. Get a sneak preview of the plants in place and find out why our plants were covered with a fleece membrane.
See some of the winning photographs from this year's competition and meet the talented people behind them.
Find out how you can vote for your favourite photograph and hear thoughts from Jacky Parker, recent winner of the Plant Portraits category.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 Mar 2014
Wakehurst is hosting public meetings about the introduction of car parking charges. After the first meeting (Monday 17 March) you will be able to read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meeting.
18 Feb 2014
Later this spring we will be introducing charges for car parking at Wakehurst. The charges are likely to commence from mid to late April, but the exact timing will depend on the completion of the installation works.
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.
Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid: Thanks for your comment, Iwein. It is shocking that even such a remote and beautiful island as Waige ... by: Andre Schuiteman
Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid: "Let’s hope that there is still a chance to find out" is a pretty good way to end your fascinating a ... by: Iwein Mauro
What's in a collection? The Herbarium at Kew: Thank you very much for this publication and very interesting information. by: Nataliya Kovtonyuk