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Latest from Kew science

Photo of rubber shoes made from the latex of Hevea brasiliensis
12 September 2014

Biocultural collections are a vital tool for research into human uses of the plant and animal worlds – the field known as ethnobiology. Mark Nesbitt, Curator of Kew’s own Economic Botany Collection, tells us about a major new Kew publication on the uses and care of such collections.

Photo of Cypripedium tibeticum
5 September 2014

Recently-released IUCN Red List assessments for slipper orchids from the temperate Northern Hemisphere show that a shocking 79% of species are threatened with extinction. Mike Fay, Head of Genetics and Chair of the IUCN Orchid Specialist Group, describes Kew’s Red Listing of these iconic plants and what is being done to save them.

Endangered <em>Masoala kona<em> palm in a forest in Madagascar (image by W Baker)
4 September 2014

New Red List conservation assessments highlight the threats to the endemic palms of Madagascar.

Top ten attractions at Kew Gardens

Take a tour of the must-see sights at Kew and see our iconic buildings and extraordinary collection of plants

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Tea towel and bag with unique designs by Holly Francesca.

Tea towel and bag with designs by Holly Francesca

Wedding venues

A selection of beautiful settings for your special day

Nash conservatory wedding venue

Framed prints

Enjoy a framed print at home from Kew's image catalogue.

Flower print

Discover plants

Why is acacia a medical wonder plant?

Spiny branch and yellow inflorescences of Acacia nilotica

Book of the month

Plants: from roots to riches - a companion to the series.

Plants: From Roots to Riches, a landmark Radio 4 series

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition

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Summer dedding display by the Broadwalk

Restoration project

Support our five-year restoration of the Temperate House.

Temperate House exterior