Kew, the award-winning magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pulls together a fascinating mix of articles about the work and collections of the world-famous gardens at Kew and Wakehurst. You can discover the fascinating work that goes on behind the scenes and on expedition in Kew’s mission to discover, conserve and protect the world’s wild plant and fungal species, and the ways in which people can use them to improve their lives. From horticulture, education, conservation and the environment to art and history, all the features focus on plants and fungi and the inspiring people who work with them. The latest news from RBG Kew and a complete diary of events for the season 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.
In this colourful summer issue of Kew magazine, you'll find lots of features about the latest exhibitions, events and festivals at Kew Gardens. From a tour of the spectacular Chihuly: Reflections on nature exhibition and an interview with glass artist Dale Chihuly, to a look at the new Children's Garden and a preview of our amazing science festival, there's lots to enjoy here.
There's a foody theme too – we head to Kew's Kitchen Garden for some top tips on growing delicious organic veg and to see some of the more unusual crops of the future, and we head down to the brand new Pavilion restaurant to see what's on the menu. On a more serious note, we also talk to Kew's coffee experts about what the real future of coffee is in the face of climate change, and what Kew is doing to help mitigate the problems.
This year is the 260th anniversary of when the Gardens were founded, so we take a look at how it all started in 1759 with one princess, a large royal estate, and a fascination for plants.
We hope you find plenty to enjoy in this issue.