Kew, the magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, pulls together a fascinating mix of articles about the world famous gardens at Kew and Wakehurst Place. You can discover the fascinating work that goes on behind the scenes and on expedition in Kew’s mission to discover, conserve and protect wild plant species, and the ways in which people can use the world's plants to improve their lives. From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment to art and history, all the features focus on plants and the people who work with them. The latest news from Kew and the world of plant science, and a diary of events completes the magazine.
The contribution of top writers and photographers combined with outstanding design, high production values and editorial quality makes Kew a beautiful magazine and a well-respected ambassador for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Kew magazine won a prestigious Garden Media Guild Environmental Award in 2014 for a feature in the spring 2014 issue on Kew’s UK National Tree Seed Project, which works to help safeguard the UK’s native trees. It also won in 2012 (for New Writer of the Year) and in 2011 for a feature on Kew's Useful Plants Project by Gail Vines. It was also a finalist in the Environment category in 2010 for two features by Carolyn Fry – Desperately Seeking Species and Saving a World of Diversity.
In this spring issue of Kew magazine you'll discover many of the highlights of this gorgeous season in the Gardens, and lots of information about some exciting developments coming soon. Take a tour of Kew's exceptional collection of alpine plants and discover how we take care of them. Make the most of Kew's orchid festival by finding out much more about the biodiversity of Colombia - this year's theme country. Discover more about the new Children's Garden - opening in May, and why we need to nurture children's interest in nature, with an article from TV's Nick Baker. We also get ready for the new Chihuly exhibition of glass sculptures and reveal what this feast for the senses will hold in store. There's lots more features, news and a list of events too, plus an interview with historian Janina Ramirez, so start browsing now!