Kew Gardens
03/23/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for #MothersDay this Sunday? Why not adopt a seed of the Oxeye Daisy, or browse through our other banked seeds that are available to adopt?

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy) is a familiar grassland plant and member of the daisy (Compositae) family. The species Leucanthemum originates from the Greek words leukos (white) and anthemon (flower).

View details ⇨
Kew Gardens
03/23/2017 at 09:12. Facebook
Congratulations to Professor Sebsebe Demissew who was awarded the prestigious Kew International Medal at an awards ceremony last night. This annual award is given to individuals for distinguished, internationally-recognised work that aligns with Kew's mission to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Professor Demissew's lifelong work to promote Ethiopian biodiversity has had a...
View details ⇨
Kew Gardens
03/21/2017 at 21:34. Facebook
Unsurprisingly, we love trees here at Kew. In celebration of #IntlForestDay, the latest Kew Science blog reveals what is being done to protect trees for future generations. #ForestsMatter

For the love of trees | Kew
Kew Gardens
03/21/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
DYK there are 810,000,000 hectares of forest in the Commonwealth alone? Hundreds of millions of people rely on forests for their livelihoods. Britain has an important role to play in supporting the growth of forest-friendly economies. Like/share if you agree that #ForestsMatter

Kew Gardens
03/19/2017 at 08:14. Facebook
Having woken from hibernation the botany-obsessed Hemulen is distraught! Some of his favourite plants have been stolen by the mischievous Stinky! Pick up a Moomin newspaper at the gates and follow the trail around the Gardens on a quest to help find the missing plants. [ Link ]
Kew Gardens
03/18/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Throughout March and April, let our knowledgeable guides show you the best places in the Gardens to see sensational spring colour on the 'Spring into Life' daily walking tour, departing from Victoria Gate Plaza every day at 12 noon.
This week's sunny weather has brought out the beautiful blooms and lemony scent of Magnolia salicifolia. The salicifolia part of the latin name refers to its willow-like leaves, hence the common name Japanese Willow-Leaf Magnolia.
Never ever have we ever been so excited to announce iconic girl-band All Saints as the penultimate act to be confirmed for our much celebrated Kew the Music summer concerts. Tickets are available now: [ Link ]
Discover the history, horticulture and biology behind Narcissus (daffodil), on our free Meet the experts tour. Departing every Tuesday at 11:30am from Victoria Gate Information Desk [ Link ]
Worldwide, an estimated five million people are bitten by snakes each year, but can plants be used to treat snakebites? Find out more: [ Link ]
Image: Dogymho, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
With the arrival of spring, the Moomins are coming out of hibernation... Join them at Kew this Easter for a botanical adventure! Explore the hidden depths of the Gardens on an interactive trail culminating at the magical Moomin Camp in the wild woodland of the Natural Area. Find out more and book tickets at: [ Link ]
Step into spring here at Kew Gardens. There are daffodils and crocuses in bloom as far as the eye can see!
An unexpected chance hybrid between Iris nusairiensis and I. planifolia has flowered again this year at Kew. This seedling came from an open-pollinated pod of Iris nusairiensis harvested and sown in 2011.

The pollen from these two species is markedly different: the seed parent (Iris nusairiensis) has “football-like” pollen, whilst our putative pollen parent (I. planifolia) has “spiny”...
View details ⇨
Happy International Women’s Day!
At Kew we are proud of the many fantastic women conducting ground-breaking work here.
After a new plant species is discovered in the wild, it is sent to a researcher to be studied, named and described. In this blog post, Kew’s Lauren Gardiner delves into gender representation in plant new species naming. There is still work to do to promote women in science -...
View details ⇨
The wonderful displays of spring are just beginning at Kew. Here's what's flowering now in Davies Alpine House.
Hear fascinating facts about the history, horticulture and biology of Narcissus (daffodils), March's feature plant, on the meet the experts guided tour. Tours depart 11:30am each Tuesday from Victoria Gate Information Desk and are included in admission to the Gardens: [ Link ]
Discover the world’s most scenic running course: the Kew Gardens 10K at Richmond Runfest. Register first, then join Kew’s ‘Team Orchid’ to support the Gardens you run through! Find out more details by visiting
Designed to accommodate exotic palms collected in early Victorian times, The Palm House is of the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structures in the world, boasting 16,000 panes of glass. Here are some of the plants flowering right now.
Learn about Germany's first botanic garden, The Garden of Eichstatt on this week's LAA blog.

Situated in Bavaria, the plants contained in the Garden were documented in an incredible work, The Hortus Eystettensis, created by the Garden's owner, the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt Johann Konrad von Gemmingen.

[ Link ]
To celebrate our 2017 Kew Orchids Festival, Lauren Gardiner, Research Fellow in Conservation Science at Kew, reveals some of the intriguing orchids that can be found in the remote Indian state of Sikkim, including the large frilled white blooms of Coelogyne cristata (pictured).
Read more: [ Link ]