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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.
The recent renaming of the Main Gate has had the Archives team thinking about the importance of the Kew gates in the Gardens' history.
So many of the trees and shrubs at Kew show outstanding autumn colour that it has been difficult choosing just the best six
This month Kew's Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, brings us a post about his recent adventures in the Amazon. Now safely back in the Millennium Seed Bank, he can share with us news of Cupuaçu; the taste of the Amazon!
To mark the completion of the latest phase of the Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Project, a display has been prepared in Kew's Library Reading Room to showcase the collection. The display includes 19th and 20th century letters from botanists, travellers and directors of botanic gardens across Asia, as well as photos, illustrations and plant products they sent to Kew with their letters.
In the Victorian period, creating wax models of flowers was both a ladylike craft, and an important tool for botanical communication.
Autumn is the best time for spotting an amazing variety of fungi in Kew's Arboretum
Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection. It's always a pleasure to see their work making it into print, and no more so than with Adam Bowett's magnificent new book, Woods in British furniture-making 1400-1900.
Read about the first few weeks of our new trainee and the story behind the travels of Kew's Japanese Gateway
Autumn is a great time to see fruits and seeds, and Kew's Arboretum has a fantastic array from temperate areas around the world. Some are amazingly colourful and they come in all shapes and sizes too.
Read Debora’s final blog post as she leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Library Science.
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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.
Taking your time: As to your observation that people tend to spend far too little time on each shot when taking (plant ... by: Frans Noltee
New trees for Kew's historic vistas: Hi Tony, it was great working in the Arboretum with you. I have a similar assignment on the Queen's ... by: David Alicha
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: Hello Peggy! It's always nice to hear from the descendents of people who played an important part i ... by: Helen Hartley
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