Ninety paddle boarders travelled from Richmond to Kew Bridge last week in a bid to raise awareness of the plastic problem poisoning our rivers and oceans. Sheengate's Ruth McCann was on the scene to give a board's eye view Read more


First opened in the 1860s, the Temperate House at RBG Kew is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse. After a five-year restoration, it reopens to the public. Fiona Adams meets Richard Barley, Kew’s Director of Horticulture, to learn what's in store Read more


With the Easter holidays just around the corner, William Gadsby Peet explores what's on in Surrey over Easter to keep the kids entertained Read more


Entrepreneur Holly Tucker chooses her favourite independent businesses in the borough Read more


Whether you’re looking for a contemporary apartment, old house or a home with mod cons but a traditional twist, you’re in the right place, says Brooke Theis Read more


The Royal Botanic Gardens has teamed up with the Bolney Estate in West Sussex to produce two new sparkling wines. Margaret Clancy does the decent thing and tries them both Read more


Despite some uncooperative British weather, Fiona Adams enjoys a slice of the French Riviera in Kew... Read more


Sophie Farrah chews the fat with chef Adam Byatt, who has won his first Michelin star for Trinity in Clapham Read more

A huge new art installation looks set to have Kew Gardens humming. Miri Quinn meets Wolfgang Buttress, acclaimed British designer of The Hive Read more

Celebrity Interviews

As Will Young prepares to perform at Kew the Music, he tells Will Gadsby Peet about his musical future, becoming a shaman and why his latest album is like a radiator Read more

Celebrity Interviews

Howard Webster knows all about failure. Now the Kew writer is turning it into film success with Meet Pursuit Delange, a musical comedy set entirely in his hometown. Sophie Farrah enters his wacky world Read more

Celebrity Interviews

  • Orchid festival at Princess of Wales' Conservatory.

    Jeff Eden

    Orchid festival at Princess of Wales' Conservatory.

    Press launch for the Orchid Festival at Princess of Wales' Conservatory, RBG Kew 2019.