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.
The summer issue of Kew magazine is packed with fascinating features, interviews and expert tips. Learn why flowers smell so great with a heady dive into the world of botanical scent and discover the fabulously fragrant roses in Kew’s Rose Garden. We also reveal the crafty ploys that plants use to tempt pollinators into their blooms.
During the lockdown period, many of us have found solace in noticing the plants and trees around us. Explore how activities such as gardening, mindfulness, photography and art can help us connect with nature and benefit our wellbeing.
Kew scientists tell us how they are unlocking the medicinal potential of plants, helping to tackle the biggest health challenges of our time – from viruses to cancer.
In our Cuttings section, get expert advice on growing vegetables and herbs from Kew’s Kitchen Garden Manager. And find out how to care for carnivorous plants. Don’t miss the seasonal highlights in the Gardens in our Discover section.