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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.
Dust-like seeds of the orchid Epidendrum montserratense, collected on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, have been germinated and cultivated in carefully controlled conditions at Kew, to produce the first flowers of this species to be seen in the UK.
Discover the fascinating conservation work which has recently taken place on pastel portraits from Kew's Illustrations collection.
Revolving around a humble seed, this month's blog covers nearly everything from seed morphology and digestive problems to the beautiful smell of racing car engines and James Bond-style murder. Discover the useful, funny and lethal sides of one of the most notorious seeds on Earth!
The Directors' Correspondence team has just put some of the letters of botanist Augustine Henry on display in Kew's Library Reading Room. Find out why we chose him as our subject and how the display brings together material from many of Kew's behind-the-scenes collections.
You are at Kew with your camera and snapping away - but when you get home you may be disappointed - we have tips for you!
Read extracts from the letters of David Douglas in the Directors' Correspondence, and learn more about this remarkable plant-hunter and explorer.
Kew Gardens botanist Emma Williams recounts her experiences on a recent seed collecting expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Discover more about the conservation work carried out on one of the most important, popular and fascinating collection in the Archives.
Follow the Temperate unit as they complete the mammoth task of repotting the Sarracenia collections.
Find out about the work of Kew's Illustrations Team and the world class resource they care for on a daily basis.
A letter in the Directors' Correspondence archive describes how the deadly prediction of an old Chinese proverb about bamboo flowering came true.
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23 May 2013
Research at the Millennium Seed Bank (RBG Kew) and the University of Reading has identified a new typology of seed development.
22 May 2013
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
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.
Bluebells in Kew's natural area: I can't wait to visit Kew on the bank holiday to see the bluebells. And the weather forecast is good ... by: oak leaf
New trees for Kew's historic vistas: Hi David, good to hear from you and great to hear that you are planting some big trees using some of ... by: Tony Hall
‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’: Dear Shirley, Many years back (in the 1990s) I had seen an exhibition of your painting collecti ... by: Ratna
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Sat, 25 May 2013 11:50:47
kewgardens: Lucia Stuart, author of Eating Flowers will be in Victoria Plaza shop from 2pm today, handing out tasty homemade samples.
Sat, 25 May 2013 10:25:37
kewgardens: From today you can take a guided walking tour around Kew to discover some weird & wonderful edible plants http://t.co/OGQ6qCDo6U