Two species of parasitic toothwort are currently in flower at Kew. Mike Fay explains more about their fascinating biology, history and where you can see them.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural State of the World’s Plants Symposium in 2016, Kew is set to host another great line-up of world-class speakers. Among the programme highlights will be a guest talk by the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
Two Biodiversity Officers from the National Biodiversity Centre in Thimphu, Bhutan have just completed a three-week visit to Kew's Herbarium where they selected a range of Bhutanese specimens to digitise.
A new plant species from northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honour of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to build peace in his country after over five decades of conflict.
Representatives from Kew have just signed a new agreement to help safeguard Mexico's incredible biodiversity. Their visit to Mexico coincides with the 13th Meeting of the CBD Conference of Parties (COP13) taking place from 2–17 December in Cancun, Mexico.
The Colombian Government’s scientific body, Colciencias, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have signed a Statement of Intent that will forge close links between Kew and this richly biodiverse country.
A new Plant Assessment Unit at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew secures Toyota global funding through the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Browse our programme of speakers, discover the key questions that will be addressed, and find out how to join us as we take stock of the world’s plant diversity and current research and trends.
Three Lee Botany and Biodiversity Scholars start their year-long Masters course at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew this week.
Kew will host its first Science Festival from 5–7 August. Come and meet our scientists as they bring their science out of the labs and into the Gardens.
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are taking the unprecedented step to crowdfund for pioneering research into one of the most commonly used ingredients in our shopping basket; Aloe vera.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has released the first annual report on the State of the World’s Plants accompanied by the first international science and policy symposium on the topic.