Press releases

Alliums in Spring

October 2022 at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
27 September 2022

‘Iconic’ plant family at risk: Scientists estimate more than half of palm species may be threatened with extinction
26 September 2022

Room on the Broom at Wakehurst
21 September 2022

Science and horticulture come together in Edible Science, Kew’s sustainable new kitchen garden
20 September 2022

A bitter mystery: Scientists sequence world’s oldest plant genome from 6,000-year-old watermelon seeds
2 September 2022

Learn something new with short courses from Kew Gardens
26 August 2022

What’s on this September at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
24 August 2022

Last chance to see: Food Forever at Kew Gardens
18 August 2022

As seen on TV: The story of Wakehurst’s American Prairie, one year on
15 August 2022

Wakehurst reveals brand-new route and 11 spectacular bespoke light installations for Glow Wild 2022
3 August 2022

RBG Kew and Greensphere Capital sign exclusivity agreement for spinout climate and technology investments
28 July 2022

Christmas at Kew returns for 10th year
27 July 2022

August at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
21 July 2022

Kew returns to the screen with a second series of ‘Kew Gardens: A Year in Bloom’ on Channel 5
8 July 2022

"One of the botanical wonders of the world": Giant waterlily grown at Kew Gardens named new to science
4 July 2022

Nourish: World premiere of 5 major art installations at Wakehurst
1 July 2022

Kew’s Temperate House transformed: Explore the vibrant art and creative culture of Mexico this October
29 June 2022

What’s on this July at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
23 June 2022

Experience the magic of open-air theatre at Kew Gardens this summer
20 June 2022

Foods of the future
10 June 2022

Half price entry for cyclists at Kew Gardens this Clean Air Day
8 June 2022

Speakers confirmed for Kew Gardens’ season of Food Forever Evening Talks in the Temperate House
31 May 2022

What’s on this June at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
30 May 2022

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Kew Gardens this summer 
25 May 2022

Kew for One Pound offer reaches thousands in first months
21 May 2022

Scientists discover how bees activate natural medicine against parasite infection during pollination
2 May 2022

Food Forever: guest menus, talks and after-hours events at Kew Gardens this summer
27 April 2022

Pip & Pop: When Flowers Dream at Kew Gardens
25 April 2022

Food Forever: A summer of art at Kew Gardens exploring the future of food
13 April 2022

Defra Ministers appoint three new Trustees to the Board of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
12 April 2022

What’s on this May at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
11 April 2022

“Biodiversity loss is our shared burden. It’s also our shared responsibility.”
1 April 2022

Scientists develop model to improve biodiversity protection using AI technology
24 March 2022

What's on this April at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
21 March 2022

International Day for Biological Diversity 2022
16 March 2022

Food Forever: the future of food in a changing world at Kew Gardens
8 March 2022

Final chance to see Zadok Ben-David: Natural Reserve at Kew Gardens
8 March 2022

What’s on this March at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
1 March 2022

Wellbeing at Kew in 2022
17 February 2022

Scientists create first community-verified global checklist of legumes to improve research and conservation for thousands of species
24 January 2022

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
21 January 2022

2022 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
17 January 2022

Simon Toomer appointed Curator of Living Collections
11 January 2022

Kew for one pound
10 January 2022

Kew's 2021 top ten new species list
6 January 2022

January at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
15 December 2021

Kew Christmas special on Channel 5
10 December 2021

Journey through a colourful Costa Rican Paradise: Kew Gardens’ orchid festival returns for 2022
2 December 2021

December at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
22 November 2021

New Family Kitchen & Shop at Kew Gardens
19 November 2021

Christmas at Kew 2021
18 October 2021

November at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
15 October 2021

Reforestation under the microscope again
13 October 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches new Science Strategy to stop biodiversity loss in crucial decade for the planet
27 September 2021

The Gruffalo’s Child
16 September 2021

A new Guinness World Records title for London: Kew Gardens is now officially home to the largest living plant collection on earth
16 September 2021

Landmark art exhibition: vivid perspectives on our natural world
15 September 2021

The Japan festival: A celebration of the country’s breath-taking plants, art and culture
9 September 2021

October at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
9 September 2021

Scientists reveal huge new areas of threatened fog-generated ecosystems in Peru and Chile
7 September 2021

Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2022: Costa Rica
3 September 2021

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal for work to protect nature and stop biodiversity loss
2 September 2021

September at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
19 August 2021

Christmas at Kew 2021
17 August 2021

Killer tobacco plant: Insect-trapping species named new to science
11 August 2021

Landmark exhibition: Innovative perspectives on our natural world
10 August 2021

Discover the wonders of Japan at Kew Gardens this autumn
30 July 2021

Over 50,000 plants to be hand-planted into new American Prairie conservation landscape at Wakehurst
22 July 2021

The Gruffalo’s Child
22 July 2021

UK institutions welcome John Kerry's announcement on tackling climate change ahead of G20 summit
21 July 2021

Hailed as one of Sussex’s favourite winter events, Wakehurst’s Glow Wild returns with new bespoke installations and festive dining experience
20 July 2021

What's on at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst this August
15 July 2021 

Christmas at Kew 2021 
24 June 2021 

New research highlights how unique group of South African species relies on wildfires for seed dispersal and germination 
23 June 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew commits to become climate positive by 2030
25 May 2021

Explore new perspectives on our fragile natural world
8 June 2021

Glow Wild 2021
27 May 2021

What's on at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst this June 
27 May 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew commits to become climate positive by 2030
25 May 2021

International Day for Biological Diversity 2021
21 May 2021

First Contact
21 May 2021

Unprecedented access to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in a year like no other for a new four-part TV series on Channel 5
30 April 2021

The Secret World of Plants revealed at Kew Gardens this summer
21 April 2021

Kew Gardens retail goes vintage with revamped Pavilion store
21 April 2021

Summer of Sound
20 April 2021

‘Forgotten’ coffee species that grows at higher temperatures and boasts a superior flavour could help to futureproof the coffee industry under climate change, says new study
19 April 2021

See the brightest colours ever created on display for the first time
19 April 2021

Unwind with new Kew Gardens wellbeing programme
6 April 2021

Defra Ministers appoint five new Trustees to the board of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
19 March 2021

Kew Gardens springs into bloom for the Müller Olympic Marathon trials 
18 March 2021

The Secret World of Plants revealed at Kew Gardens this summer
2 March 2021

Our manifesto for change 2021-2030
2 March 2021

Dennis and Gnasher’s Big Bonanza at Kew
1 March 2021

Brightest colours ever created on display for first time: Naturally Brilliant Colour exhibition comes to Kew Gardens
19 February 2021

Scientists lay out 10 golden rules for restoring forests
26 January 2021

The ugliest orchid in the world tops Kew’s 2020 new species list
17 December 2020

Seeds of hope: Kew's Millennium Seed Bank celebrates 20 years with 2.4 billion seeds banked 
19 November 2020

Glow Wild 2020
29 October 2020

Failure to tap into the myriad uses of plants and fungi is costing people and planet, says new report
30 September 2020

Gruffalo Adventures
17 September 2020

Landmark exhibition to explore the fragility of the natural world: Paradise Lost by Jan Hendrix
17 September 2020

Christmas at Kew 2020
8 September 2020

“Paradise island teeming with life”: New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world
5 August 2020

Final headliner announced for Kew the Music 2021: Van Morrison
3 August 2020

Kew Gardens’ popular Summer Cycle is back!
23 July 2020

Travel the World at Kew
22 July 2020

Glasshouses reopen as visitors are invited to travel the world at Kew
29 June 2020

Kew celebrates banking 13 million seeds from UK native trees
16 April 2020

Escape to the wonderful world of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
30 March 2020

Wakehurst’s Winter Garden flourishes one year on
9 January 2020

Winter at Wakehurst
9 January 2020

Kew Orchid Festival 2020: Indonesia
14 January 2020

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew publish their list of new species discovered in 2019
17 December 2019

Woodland Wonders 
20 November 2019

Scientists uncover resistance genes for deadly ash tree disease
18 November 2019

Saving heather will help to save our wild bees 
10 October 2019

Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art – The Shirley Sherwood Collection
9 September 2019

A Fusion of Science and Horticulture in Kew's Agius Evolution Garden
4 September 2019

Christmas at Kew 2019
21 August 2019

Autumn Antics
9 August 2019

Nocturnal soundscape NEW at this year’s Glow Wild
9 August 2019

20 years on: HRH Prince of Wales returns to the Millennium Seed Bank and Wakehurst
10 July 2019

Chihuly Nights
27 June 2019

New Chair appointed to the Board of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
19 June 2019

Almost 600 plants have already gone extinct - Why should we care?
10 June 2019

Kew and Hay Festival announce international partnership to highlight importance of biodiversity
25 May 2019

Kew Science Festival returns for 2019
10 May 2019

A sea of bluebells at Wakehurst
11 April 2019

Kew Science Festival at Wakehurst 
8 April 2019

22 areas in Guinea are declared the first official 'tropical important areas' in Africa, helping protect 60% of threatened plants there
20 March 2019 

New national programme focussing on diversity in science
19 March 2019

Easter at Kew Gardens
19 March 2019

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature
11 March 2019

Horrible Science at Wakehurst this Easter 6 – 22 April
11 March 2019

Surviving or Thriving - An exhibition on plants and us
28 February 2019

Kew scientists reveal that 60% of wild coffee species are threatened with extinction, causing concern for the future of coffee production 
16 January 2019 

Calendar of events 2019
15 January 2019

Kew Orchid Festival: Celebrate the colour of Colombia 
9 January 2019

Kew to open giant new Children’s Garden in May 2019
18 December 2018

Delicious new food on the menu at Wakehurst 
17 December 2018

Stunning new Winter Garden for Wakehurst
28 November 2018

Kew Gardens launches Endeavour: a pioneering online resource available to all UK schools
20 November 2018

New techniques needed to conserve seeds of many threatened species 
2 November 2018

Kew appoints Prof. Alexandre Antonelli as new Director of Science
25 October 2018

Mary Robinson awarded Kew International Medal for work on food security and climate justice
19 October 2018

New Zealand’s High Commissioner visits Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst
17 October 2018

Tales and Trails 
12 October 2018

Global Day #act4SDGs
25 September 2018

Four New Exhibitions Coming to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art 
17 September 2018