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

Dove tree (Davidia involucrata)

Dove tree in flower

An extraordinary tree is currently flowering in the Gardens this week, with a history of adventure and Victorian derring-do!


Scilla siberica at Kew

Celebrate the life of a loved one - sponsor a display of flowering bulbs

Sponsoring one of Kew’s renowned bulb displays is a very special way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special anniversary or event. Celebrate the life of a loved one at Kew Gardens or Wakehurst Place with a spectacular bulb planting.


Cherry blossom at Kew

Cherry trees in bloom

Kew's cherry blossom lifts the soul and gladdens the heart


Our Landscape is coming together

by: Steve Ruddy, Kew at the British Museum blog
21 Apr 2010

Find out how Kew's South Africa Landscape at the British Museum is coming together. Get a sneak preview of the plants in place and find out why our plants were covered with a fleece membrane.

Wetland planting Palm House Pond

Wetland garden taking shape

Kew's Palm House Pond gets a makeover with a new marginal wetland planting in front of Museum No.1


Introducing the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
15 Apr 2010

Find out about the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and how you can get involved. It's the world’s premier competition for garden plant and flower photography.

Flowers of Corylopsis sinensis (Chinese witch hazel)

Chinese witch hazel in flower

In Kew's Woodland Garden, the flowers of this plant are giving off a wonderful lemony scent


Magnolia campbellii

The magnolias are coming

All around the garden flashes of colour are finally emerging after the seemingly everlasting winter. Most showy of all are the magnolias, furiously flowering for all they're worth.


Misfortune in paradise

by: Caroline Wakeham, Library, Art and Archives blog
30 Mar 2010

Read about one 19th Century botanist's run of bad luck while collecting plants in Latin America. Every botanist has a different story to tell, although not always a happy one.

Jade vine

Kew today - Jade vine

The cascading translucent sea-green flowers of the jade vine are in full bloom in the Palm House this week, a glorious sight beneath the canopy of green foliage


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