Plants in action at Kew
Plants are essential for clear air and water, food medicine and fuel. About 70% of the world’s population rely on plants for medicine. Scientists at Kew endeavour to discover new ways to make use of plants for good and share this knowledge with others.
25 Feb 2010
Students from the London College of Fashion visit Kew's Economic Botany Collection to explore the sustainability of natural fibres.
28 Sep 2009
The discovery of a new palm genus has revealed that botanists have much still to learn about remote areas such as New Guinea.19 likes
28 Sep 2009
Some parts of the planet with a Mediterranean-style climate have become species-rich biodiversity hotspots, a recent study reveals.
28 Sep 2009
Kew’s specialist expertise is revealing the links between tree health, air pollution and climate change.7 likes
24 Sep 2009
A surprising abundance of wildlife can be found in the Gardens – Sandra Bell outlines how and why Kew keeps track of them.3 likes
20 Sep 2009
Kew's work in Brazil is helping to understand and protect the diversity of plant life in the region and assist communities to use native plants sustainably.10 likes
18 Sep 2009
Among its many collections of plants, Kew holds nine particularly special ones registered as National Plant Collections. Richard Wilford finds out what this means and why they’re so important.4 likes
The ‘DIRECTS’ is a three year project aimed at enhancing the role and capacity of institutes in 16 sub-Saharan African countries in the conservation and sustainable use of native tree seeds of community value.
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News from the Gardens
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
14 Nov 2013
Kew Gardens is looking for acoustic bands and groups (up to 10 people) to perform at Kew this Christmas.
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.