11 fun-gi facts

Fungi are frankly fantastic. From your daily bread to saving lives, they play a pivotal role in the world. Here are a few surprising facts you didn't know about our fungal friends.

Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature

The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens. 13 April - 27 October 2019.

Courgettes: king of the summer veg

Whether they're fried, baked, or tossed in a salad, courgettes are a delicious summer staple. Kew Kitchen Gardener Héléna Dove tells us more about these speedy green growers.

Water...or the lack of it

You don’t need to be a meteorologist to deduce that we’re having a dry spell. Richard Barley, Director of Horticulture, shares Kew’s coping strategies.

No leaves left behind on the island: Hurricane Irma destroys forests

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma broke records when winds devastated the Caribbean. After the chaos died down, the islands’ beautiful plant life also bore the scars of a disaster. In Kew’s first known response to a humanitarian crisis, the Tree Gang and our science programmes joined forces to help.

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