James Wearn reveals the long forgotten exploits of former Kew gardener, turned wartime tank driver, John Sutch and his link to Panzer ‘ace’ Michael Wittmann.
Lynn Parker looks at the story of Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892), one of the most talented botanical artists of the 19th century.
Today would be Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker's 199th birthday. Born on 30 June 1817, he became Director of Kew Gardens in 1865 and helped to shape Kew as we know it today: both behind the scenes, defining the function of Kew, and in the landscape and architecture of the gardens.
As we celebrate the opening of The Hive at Kew Gardens, this week’s Library, Art and Archives blog takes a moment to look at the life and work of Eva Crane, one of the 20th century’s most influential apiculturalists.
This week’s blog looks at the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian, pioneering female entomologist and botanical illustrator.