News from the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst

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Tim Entwistle

Kew announces Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates and Director of Public Engagement and Learning

Dr Tim Entwisle has been appointed as Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, and Professor Angela McFarlane as Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


C.S.P. Parish and the orchids of Burma

by: Katherine Harrington, Library, Art and Archives blog
27 Apr 2011

The Directors' Correspondence Team reveals the artistic talents of an amateur orchid enthusiast in Burma at the end of the nineteenth century.

The Rock Garden in full bloom

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
21 Apr 2011

The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.

The Landscape starts to take shape

by: Steve Ruddy & Richard Wilford, Kew at the British Museum blog
19 Apr 2011

As the plants start to form a framework, the rockwork nears completion.

Take a walk on the wild side in the Archives

by: Sarah Cox, Library, Art and Archives blog
18 Apr 2011

Take a walk on the wild side with botanist and plant hunter Henry Ridley, as Sarah discovers his animal encounters!

Ready for your close-up: getting the most out of macro flower photography

by: Phillip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
15 Apr 2011

We love close-ups of flowers. But they are often a bit out of focus, or not very well lit – just not as exciting as you think they ought to be. How can this be improved?

Creating pathways and our first delivery!

by: Steve Ruddy & Richard Wilford, Kew at the British Museum blog
07 Apr 2011

Learn how we prepared the pathways in the Landscape before the first of our deliveries arrived.

Building of the Landscape has started

by: Steve Ruddy & Richard Wilford, Kew at the British Museum blog
30 Mar 2011

Steve and Richard, alongside Alan the 'rockman', begin the build by plotting out the layout of the Landscape.

Marianne North: A different view

by: Fiona Ainsworth, Library, Art and Archives blog
29 Mar 2011

Come into Kew’s Library, Art & Archives Reading Room to see our latest display in the Wolfson Rare Books Room.

Finding plants for the Landscape

by: Steve Ruddy & Richard Wilford, Kew at the British Museum blog
24 Mar 2011

Richard and Steve travel far and wide to find the star plants for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.

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