The Botanical Eye

On World Botanical Art Day (18 May 2018) we would like to celebrate the achievements of all botanical illustrators, and commend those freelance artists who work at Kew and contribute to its associated scientific publications and monographs.

What is botanical art?

Meet some of Kew’s botanical artists and find out about the scientific role of their artwork. Hear from the artists at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery on Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, 18 May

I am Gnomus, caretaker of the Earth

Gnomus is one the oldest creatures in the world. This summer, he's left his underground home to tell stories of the plants in the Temperate House. Tell us about yourself, Gnomus.

Behind the dragons

A master carver, 3D printers, a Buddhist blessing and a wind tunnel. Craig Hatto, Project Director for the Great Pagoda tells us how his team brought 80 dragons back to life.

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