Plants of the World Online: Kew’s digital resource for the world’s flora shares info on more than 1 million plant species

Plants of the World Online (POWO), an online portal from Kew, is sharing known data on more than 1 million plants so that it can be used for research purposes, and to inform decisions about conservation, land use, policy and practice. A work-in-progress project that launched in 2017 with the aim to bring Kew’s science data online by 2020 now currently features data on 1,134,000 … Continue reading Plants of the World Online: Kew’s digital resource for the world’s flora shares info on more than 1 million plant species

Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Kew’s 25th annual orchid festival, opening next month, will celebrate the wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia, which is home to some 5,000 species of orchid. Kew Orchid Festival 2020 will showcase Indonesia’s rich biodiversity through wonderful orchid displays which each represent a different aspect of Indonesian wildlife and culture. Indonesia has a vast and varied landscape that includes an archipelago of more than 17,504 … Continue reading Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

A new Children’s Garden, which provides an interactive space for kids to learn about the elements and everything a plant needs to grow, is opening at Kew Gardens this weekend [Saturday 18 May]. The garden, set in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts wrapped around a 200-year-old oak in the centre, is a space for kids aged 2-12 to learn about the … Continue reading Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

Kew Gardens reopens world’s largest glasshouse to visitors after 5-year restoration

London’s Kew Gardens reopens its famed Temperate House – home 10,000 plants from of temperate climates around the world – today after a five-year restoration. More than 69,000 items have been cleaned and replaced in the vast Grade I-listed building, billed as the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse and home to some of the rarest plants from the world’s temperate regions. Wildlife champion Sir David Attenborough officially opened the … Continue reading Kew Gardens reopens world’s largest glasshouse to visitors after 5-year restoration