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.
Regular features include the latest news from Kew Gardens, the world of plant science and a diary of events.
In the spring issue of Kew magazine you can read about the wide global reach of Kew’s work – from searching for new fungi species in Colombia to help create a green sustainable economy, to trekking the jungles of Papua New Guinea with local peoples to discover a natural cure for tropical ulcers. We also head to Thailand to reveal the long-standing botanical partnership there which covers everything from naming plants new to science to banking the seeds of native species to safeguard them for the benefit of everyone.
Alongside these stories from across the world we also take a look at how Kew’s plant collections are being reinstated in the newly restored Temperate House in the Gardens. The extraordinary five-year architectural restoration is coming to a close, but the horticultural team is still busy planting, caring for and propagating species of immense conservation value. And, as if one restoration wasn’t enough, we talk to the team leading the extraordinary renovation of the Georgian Pagoda, built in 1762 for Princess Augusta, which is being returned to its original Georgian colours and will be opening to the public in June. It’s also 100 years since women were granted the right to vote in the UK so we take a look at how the fight for equal rights was brought to the verdant corner of London that is Kew Gardens, and how the role of women has changed at Kew.