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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.
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Kew's 'Old Lions'. These magnificent trees are the oldest trees with known dates in the Gardens, dating back to 1762.
Read about a special display that has been produced for the Library Reading Room to celebrate Her Majesty's connections with Kew.
Philip Smith considers his recent workshops and lectures on the theme of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’ and notes that photography, like coffee, is better if it's not instant.
Read about the Gallery Team's exciting preparations for the David Nash exhibition.
Find out how Kew's GIS unit used remote sensing and field work to produce vegetation maps for the Harapan Rainforest Project.
With the weather being so unseasonably cold in the UK recently, I thought I'd share with you some botanical warmth down under with the highlights of botanic gardens in Sydney, Perth and Singapore.
We are bringing the unique and amazing plants that grow in the UKOTs, including those from the Caribbean, a little closer to you in celebration of International Day of Biological Diversity. Just a shame we can't bring the Caribbean weather too!
There will be plenty of new experiences to be had at Kew this summer - from appreciating intriguing sculptures to discovering lost Georgian kitchens. You can find out much more about them all in Kew magazine.
Regular readers will have noticed a long pause since my last blog post. That's because we've been working hard on getting the Economic Botany Collection online.
Read about the papers of William Price and Arthur Pearson that have recently been catalogued by our Archives Graduate Trainee, Steph.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.
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.
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
Observations on a strange vegetable - the snake gourd: My Dad has grown gourds and pumpkin giants for over 30 years. He has the actual gourds in his house ... by: Ing
Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows: I am a direct descendant of Sir Daniel Morris. My paternal grandmother was Ruth Morris, one of three ... by: Peggy Farrington