Kew has many collections of materials that comprise the Library facet of the Library, Art and Archives. Heading rapidly towards the end of his year-long tenure, our library graduate trainee has gone for a tour of these collections and taken a camera to record the trip for posterity.
In celebration of the reopening of the Great Pagoda after its extensive restoration, our new Reading Room display features materials relating to pagodas, and illustrations of the types of plants that you might expect to find in a traditional Chinese garden.
A library blog on books about paper might sound like the setup to a cringeworthy librarian joke, but it turns out that paper is a rather important commodity at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Inspired by some recent library acquisitions, Library Graduate Trainee Andy Farquhar goes hunting for paper in the catalogue and stacks.
To celebrate the restoration and reopening of the Temperate House, Kiri Ross-Jones tells the story of the original construction of the building, which took over forty years, as told through Kew’s archives.
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.