News from the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst

Keep up to date with the latest news from the gardens at Kew and Wakehurst. Find out about upcoming festivals, events and activities and get information about new flowerings and garden highlights.

Coming up at Kew Gardens | Coming up at Wakehurst

Kill or cure? The perils of nineteenth century medicine

by: Helen Hartley, Library, Art and Archives blog
08 Jul 2011

The death of the botanist Henry Trimen in 1896 was said to have 'baffled' his physicians, but evidence uncovered in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive suggests his doctors may have killed him – accidentally of course!

Our garden for Chelsea comes to Kew Gardens

The Times Eureka Chelsea Garden comes to Kew for the summer

We are delighted to announce that The Times Eureka Chelsea Garden, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will be on display near Victoria Gate from mid-July until this autumn. The show garden, designed by Marcus Barnett and which won a Silver Medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, highlights the significance of plants to science and society.

Useful plants just got beautiful

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
05 Jul 2011

That was one of the main messages of The Times Eureka garden at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show – useful plants should be appreciated for both their beauty and their vital utility.

Tropical bromeliads in the nursery at Kew

by: Nick Johnson, Tropical Nursery blog
28 Jun 2011

Nick Johnson meets the Tropical Nursery’s very own bromeliad expert, Marcelo Sellaro. Find out more about bromeliad cultivation and get suggestions to try at home.

Time for a change

by: Joanne Seaton, Library, Art and Archives blog
24 Jun 2011

Find out about the Gallery team's work and how they are preparing for the upcoming exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, at Kew Gardens.

The Earth laughs in flowers*

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
23 Jun 2011

Philip Smith talks through his favourite photos from this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, on display at Kew Gardens.

Wild strawberrytableware laid out

New 'Wild Strawberry' tableware collection from Kew

Kew shop is pleased to introduce a beautiful new collection of tableware, inspired by botanical illustrations from Kew's Library.


Support the Kew Fund and help us to keep Kew looking amazing

Planting has started on the Palm House parterre at Kew Gardens this summer. The new design will offer a memorable combination of pinks and greys, it will feature a display of around 16,000 plants and reflect a Victorian style.

Sakura Dreams by pallab seth depicting a pink rose.

Highlights from Kew's 'New beginnings' Photo Challenge

Throughout May 2011, we invited members of our 'Your Kew' and 'Natural Neighbourhood' Flickr groups to take part in our 'New beginnings' Photo Challenge. Philip Smith, Director of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, picks his favourites.

Orangery at Dusk

Friday nights have a new flavour at Kew this summer

Join Peyton & Byrne at one of our exclusive pop-up restaurant evenings in the Orangery, and experience the taste of Kew Gardens as never before.

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