Science and conservation news
Keep up to date with the latest science and conservation news and blogs from Kew. Here you will find all the latest articles about our work in the UK and around the world. Research news of interest to specialists is reported in our specialist science news page and our newsletter Kew Scientist.
Kew supporters celebrate the publication of 'The last great plant hunt - the story of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank'
10 Jun 2011
Kew's newest book title was given a great launch with authors, supporters of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and staff attending a celebratory party in the Nash Conservatory, to welcome the book's publication.11 likes
03 Jun 2011
Michele blogs about her work on the Oral History Project and how she is capturing the memories of Kew staff.
24 May 2011
Kew's garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2011 showcases the significance of plants to science and society, through an eye-catching and innovative design by Chelsea gold medallist Marcus Barnett. See more photos of the garden on Kew's Flickr page and tell us what you think!19 likes
20 May 2011
Kew botanists have collaborated in publishing the most comprehensive phylogeny of arecoid palms, and have also helped to produce a major new exhibition on palms, opening in Berlin on 20 May 2011.
20 May 2011
Harry Veitch brought the RHS flower show to Chelsea. His brother brought Japanese flora to Europe. Find out more about the Veitch's from Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection.
20 May 2011
In the run-up to the International Day of Biological Diversity 2011, people working behind the scenes at Kew reflect upon the importance of plant diversity and how their work is helping to safeguard plants at risk.8 likes
17 May 2011
Kew scientists are documenting the giant legume trees that dominate the forests of Tropical Africa. Among three genera recently studied, 25% of the species are new to science.4 likes
13 May 2011
A new web portal allows users to download the reflectance spectra of flowers from around the world.0 likes
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Specialist science news
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.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
14 Sep 2011
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announced today that Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will step down in autumn 2012 after six years in the job.