Kew’s expert teams bring you updates from around the gardens and behind the scenes as they go about their work maintaining the living collections and historic buildings or creating seasonal events within Kew’s ever-changing landscape.
The Head of the Arboretum at Kew has spent the last year filming with Judi Dench to explore her interest in trees and woodland. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, was first shown on BBC One at 8pm on 20 December, and is now available on BBC iPlayer.
Each year Kew brings together light artists from around the globe to create bespoke pieces for Christmas at Kew. We reveal some of the innovative installations you can experience on the trail this year.
Woody has created a group of Treelings which can be found in the Natural Area. He tells us about the materials he uses for his figures, where he got his inspiration and how he feels seeing his artworks on display in the Gardens.
Julia's willow sculptures are on display on Cedar Vista and outside the Marianne North Gallery. We asked her what materials she uses and why, what made her want to exhibit at Kew and how she feels now that her sculptures are in the Gardens.
Nigel has six wooden sculptures along Cedar Vista, made to be sat on and enjoyed. We asked him how he became inspired to create sculptures from fallen trees, why he decided to exhibit at Kew and how he feels seeing his sculptures in the Gardens.