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Beautiful new waterlily species discovered by Kew plant hunter Carlos Magdalena

The new discovered waterlily species growing in the wild
Thu, 2015-06-04 13:34

A new waterlily species has been found on a plant-hunting expedition in a remote spot in Kimberley, Western Australia. As plant-hunter Carlos Magdalena investigated the waterlily, it became clear this was not the first time the species has been encountered by Kew experts.  

An amazing new project is taking place to redesign the Broad Walk

Fri, 2015-03-06 16:30

Kew is embarking on a major new project to create the longest double herbaceous borders in the UK. Stretching for over 300 metres along either side of the Broad Walk from the Orangery to the Palm House Pond, these borders will be planted with swathes of vibrant summer flowering perennials, grasses and bulbs to form a spectacular new horticultural feature. Selected plants from Kew’s botanical collections will also be incorporated into the planting design. The first phase of this project is the resurfacing of the Broad Walk path with a resin bound gravel surface, edged with brick.

Science and technology committee hearing for Kew's £5 million 'budget gap'

Photo of Jodrell laboratory, Wolfson wing
Tue, 2014-12-16 16:49

The Science and Technology Committee announced on 12 November 2014 that it would hold a one-off evidence session addressing announcements made by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew regarding its £5 million “budget gap”.

Kew welcomes this hearing:

Deputy Prime Minister commits over 2 million to support Kew

The Palm House at Kew Gardens in the blue sky of autumn
Tue, 2014-12-16 16:07

In September, the Deputy Prime Minister agreed to maintain resource funding for Kew, with £1.5 million initially provided for the years 2014/2015. The extra £2.3 million adds significant funding to the institution, maintaining a government level of resource funding until April 2016.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: