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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.
Macro photography is one of the most popular techniques in the world of flower and plant imagery. Keeping focused on your subject is the key to successful close-up photography.
International Garden Photographer of the Year's Philip Smith considers why autumn is such a good time to photograph gardens, plants and trees - and how to get the best out of the season's atmosphere.
With researching our family history becoming an increasingly popular pastime, Stephanie describes how the archives at Kew could help you to delve into the lives of your ancestors.
A new exhibition and a community art project - find out what's coming up next in Kew's galleries!
Tony Hall tells tales of holly folklore and describes the amazing variety of colour to be seen along Kew's historic Holly Walk.
The Arnold Arboretum on America's east coast is renowned for its autumn colour and old trees. On a recent visit, Tony Hall delved into Kew's historic links with the arboretum, through plants and plant hunting.
All thirteen of the Falklands’ unique plant species are now being preserved at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Botanist Richard Lewis recently managed to track down seed-bearing plants of the silvery buttercup, the thirteenth species, in remote valleys on Weddell Island.
It's not just plant talk and garden gossip in the Directors' Correspondence; there are some letters which recount exciting (and rather scary!) events too, such as the late 19th century tiger attack in the Calcutta Botanic Gardens.
Critically endangered black rhino have recently been reintroduced to the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Paul Smith, an expert in the vegetation of the area, is helping to identify the plant species that Rhinos rely on for their survival.
Discover how an effort to improve my French led to an entertaining scientific journey to 19th Century Mauritius.
Kew conservationists are thrilled to have identified a rare shrub at several previously unknown sites on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean.
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
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.
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
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
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