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.

Is it gin o’clock already?

The summer scorcher is firmly here, so a refreshing cocktail recipe with Kew Organic Gin might just be the refreshing tipple you need.

Plant explorers: the adventure continues

Field science is behind some of the most rare and endangered plants now protected and displayed at the Temperate House. Kew Scientist Elinor Breman takes a break from expeditions to explain why it continues to be part of Kew’s heritage.

Kew’s unwanted guests: Tackling Oak Processionary Moths

You might have noticed that parts of the gardens are sometimes closed off. Kew is hard at work tackling the spread of Oak Processionary Moths – but what are they, and why are they a problem? Our Head of the Arboretum, Tony Kirkham, tells us more.

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