Kew Gardens in the First World War

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was much more than a beautiful green space during the First World War. Here are the many – and unexpected – ways the Gardens and staff made a big impact on the war effort.

Behind the Secret Structures at Wakehurst

It’s the last few weeks of the impressive Secret Structures exhibit at Wakehurst. Artist Perdita Sinclair talks about her inspiration behind the beautiful light structure.

The gardens are a living archive

Larry Achiampong has shown work at world-famous galleries, like the Tate and Somerset House. Now he is fusing art and science together for a one-of-a-kind exhibition at the Wonder Project. Here he talks of colonial histories and his muse, the 200 year old seeds.

Artful Autumn: Nigel Ross

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.

Flora Japonica: Marianne North’s Japan

To coincide with the Flora Japonica exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, we look to Marianne North’s depictions of Japan, which represent the country as she saw it in 1875.

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