Meet Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum
He's been at Kew for 40 years. With an MBE, several other awards, and many highs and lows behind him, Tony has remained rooted to his one love – trees.
Meet Tony Kirkham by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Celebrating 40 years at Kew
Tony Kirkham's journey with Kew Gardens has been a long and eventful one. In this video he talks about his time with us. Can you guess what his favourite trees are?
Meet Elisa Biondi, Princess of Wales Conservatory Supervisor
She manages Kew's most complex glasshouse. The Princess of Wales Conservatory has 10 computer-controlled climatic zones and needs a lot of upkeep. Elisa and her team bring energy and passion to the job.
Meet Elisa Biondi by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
In love with fungi: Lee Davies
Our Fungarium is a fascinating place. We've got fungi samples from all over the world. Lee Davies tells us how easy it is to fall in love with fungi.
Lee Davies on fungi by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
On your guard: Carol Murphy from Kew's Constabulary
It is possibly one of the smallest and oldest police forces in the world. Originally set up to provide employment to men returning from the Crimean War, today staff at the Constabulary are ambassadors for our Gardens. They are the primary first responders on site.
Life through Steven Robinson's lens
Steven Robinson is the Conservation Supervisor at Wakehurst. His career spans three decades. He talks about his love for forests, conservation and animals (like sheep and cattle) who think of him as a parent.
Meet Steven Robinson by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Rocking our world: Thomas Freeth
The Rock Garden is home to some of the toughest plants on the planet –alpines. Thomas is the Supervisor of the Rock Garden and the Davies Alpine House. He and his team provide, shall we say, rock solid support to our Gardens.
Rock Garden: What is it? by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
We love bees at Kew and Wakehurst. From science that helps study bees to volunteers who assist with conservation, you will find a lot of love for these creatures here.
Look at this honey by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew
"Bees are like teddybears"
For the record: Mark Nesbitt
Our Economic Botany Collection is a rare and precious assembly of items we acquired from all over the world. Mark and his team find relevance and resonance for the objects. We're also telling the stories of our past in an open and collaborative way.
Meet the Curator of our Economic Botany Collection by RBG KewRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew