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Summer 2019 Contents



6 News A round-up of the latest stories from Kew, with an insider’s view from our director, Richard Deverell

16 Your Kew Some of your best photos of the Gardens and members’ news


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18 In store Browse books and gifts inspired by the Chihuly: Reflections on nature exhibition, and make the most of your members’ discount

62 What’s on Join in, learn and have fun at Kew and Wakehurst this summer

72 My Kew: Konnie Huq Find out what TV’s Konnie Huq loves about our new Children’s Garden and why she’s a Kew ambassador

20 Glass act Meet glass artist Dale Chihuly and get an insight into this summer’s must-see exhibition

30 Nature’s playground Explore our fantastic new Children’s Garden, designed to inspire plant-themed fun and adventures

36 Science spectacular Discover what Kew’s lively science festival weekend has in store for you

40 Come dine with us Enjoy delicious contemporary dining on a historic site at the all-new Pavilion Bar and Grill

46 Gourmet gardening Expert tips from our kitchen gardener on growing your own tasty, environmentally friendly food

50 Bean and gone? How our scientists are helping to safeguard the future of coffee by focusing on the crop’s wild relatives

56 A pioneering princess Looking back at the Gardens’ ground-breaking founder on Kew’s 260th anniversary

Below: Read how climate change is threatening coffee and how Kew is seeking solutions, on p50








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