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    Largest orchid in the world flowers at Kew The 'queen of orchids' has flowered for the first time since it was collected 32 years ago
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Kew Science blog

The Lab-based Collections Team: (L-R) Lesley Aird, Lucy Reed, Tim Fulcher, Christine Bates, Rhinaixa Duque-Thüs, Jacquie Ujetz, Edith Kapinos (Photo: R. Duques-Thüs)
28 September 2015
Tim Fulcher, Lab-based Collections Manager at Kew, describes the DNA and Tissue Collection and its relationship to the wider scientific community.
Magnolia stellata, a member of Magnolia subgenus Yulania; two of the new phenylethanoid glycosides were found to be characteristic of members of subgenus Yulania, so were named yulanosides A and B (Image: G. Kite)
14 September 2015
Compounds new to science have been discovered in magnolia flowers thanks to Kew's small molecule analysis facilities, as Analytical Methods manager, Geoffrey Kite, explains.

Christmas at Kew 2015

christmas at kew 2015 artwork

Follow a magical illuminated trail around Kew Gardens

Shopping at Kew

Artist Lucy Loveheart's designs showing the magic of Kew.

Art and History

Discover Kew's botanical art, literature and historic archives

Wedding venue hire

The Orangery at Kew set up for a wedding

An unforgettable wedding in the unique setting of Kew Gardens

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Visit Wakehurst

Wedding venues - Wakehurst mansion

Kew's garden in the country in the High Weald of Sussex

Talks and courses

Botanical illustrator Lucy Smith at her desk

Learn everything from growing orchids to botanical illustration

Science at Kew

Macro-photography of seeds against a black background

We're using our expertise to help address critical global challenges