Your Gate to the Gardens

The recent renaming of the Main Gate has had the Archives team thinking about the importance of the Kew gates in the Gardens’ history.

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Your Gate to the Gardens

Library display celebrates digitisation landmark

To mark the completion of the latest phase of the Directors’ Correspondence Digitisation Project, a display has been prepared in Kew’s Library Reading Room to showcase the collection.

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Library display celebrates digitisation landmark

 Fabulous fungal foray

Autumn is the best time for spotting an amazing variety of fungi in Kew’s Arboretum

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 Fabulous fungal foray

Introducing the new Archives Graduate Trainee

Read about the first few weeks of our new trainee and the story behind the travels of Kew’s Japanese Gateway

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Introducing the new Archives Graduate Trainee

The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

Autumn is a great time to see fruits and seeds, and Kew’s Arboretum has a fantastic array from temperate areas around the world. Some are amazingly colourful and they come in all shapes and sizes too.

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The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

Harapan memories and take-away thoughts

Kew staff reminisce on time well spent in the Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra, with a summary of their GIS field mapping, personal accounts and photographs.

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Harapan memories and take-away thoughts

Have you caught Olympic Fever?

If you’ve got a bad case of Olympic Fever why not head to Kew to continue to enjoy the spirit of the Games with the wonderful representations of the Olympic Rings and Paralympic logo in flower form? You can also see some of the tallest, oldest, fastest, weirdest and most beautiful plants on the planet right here.

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Have you caught Olympic Fever?

Conservation at Camberwell

Once again, students at Camberwell College of Arts have breathed life into historical objects – this year, rice paper drawings, an Amazonian shield and a Canadian cradle.

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Conservation at Camberwell

Have you visited the David Nash at Kew exhibition yet?

If not, what’s stopping you? The sculptures are looking fantastic right now and there’s plenty to see, whatever the weather.

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Have you visited the David Nash at Kew exhibition yet?

Jubilee celebrations

Read about a special display that has been produced for the Library Reading Room to celebrate Her Majesty’s connections with Kew.

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Jubilee celebrations

Taking your time

Philip Smith considers his recent workshops and lectures on the theme of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’ and notes that photography, like coffee, is better if it’s not instant.

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Taking your time

Visiting botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere

With the weather being so unseasonably cold in the UK recently, I thought I’d share with you some botanical warmth down under with the highlights of botanic gardens in Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

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Visiting botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere

Launching the UKOTs Online Herbarium

We are bringing the unique and amazing plants that grow in the UKOTs, including those from the Caribbean, a little closer to you in celebration of International Day of Biological Diversity. Just a shame we can’t bring the Caribbean weather too!

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Launching the UKOTs Online Herbarium

A summer of new experiences

There will be plenty of new experiences to be had at Kew this summer – from appreciating intriguing sculptures to discovering lost Georgian kitchens. You can find out much more about them all in Kew magazine.

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A summer of new experiences

Investigating the plants of the Caribbean… on the outskirts of London!

Andrew Budden, one of Kew’s volunteer interns, describes how information from preserved specimens of Caribbean plants helps to assess the conservation status of plants native to the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories.

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Investigating the plants of the Caribbean… on the outskirts of London!

The plants have arrived

Following the arrival of over 4,000 plants, Steve Ruddy and his team have been busy building the North American Landscape… but weather conditions have made it challenging!

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The plants have arrived