The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered Origanum syriacum, the most economic and edible wild plant in Lebanon.
A wild population of a long-lost species was discovered during a routine seed collecting trip in South Africa. This plant species had not been documented or collected since 1960.
Canopy giants and miniature fungi are among over 250 new species discovered in Kew’s 250th anniversary year
Against all expectations, seed scientists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst, germinated 200 year old seeds discovered in The National Archives. Some of these have now grown into healthy plants.
The discovery of a new palm genus has revealed that botanists have much still to learn about remote areas such as New Guinea.
Some parts of the planet with a Mediterranean-style climate have become species-rich biodiversity hotspots, a recent study reveals.
Kew has been invited to play a key role in shaping conservation policy in Mozambique.
Kew's scientists have propagated café marron seedlings and sent them back to their native Mauritius.
A Kew magazine reader has drummed up the innovative idea of using music to promote conservation and reach young people, producing a CD in collaboration with Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.