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Book of the month - Treasured Trees

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:58

Treasured Trees is a fitting tribute to Kew’s signature trees and a celebration of their beauty, with beautiful botanical art at its centrepiece, accompanied by an entertaining and informative text. The book accompanies the exhibition Kew’s Heritage Trees at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, from 21 February until 9 August 2015. 

Rory McEwen on BBC4

Photo of artist Rory McEwen standing next to two of his paintings of Auriculas.
Tue, 2015-02-10 12:16

Following the hugely successful Kew exhibition Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, and the publication of the accompanying award-winning book, BBC4 have made a programme on the life and art of Rory McEwen. Jools Holland tells the remarkable story of his father-in-law Rory, who was a uniquely gifted artist and folk singer, and a pioneering TV presenter.This programme is part of the Secret Knowledge series and will be aired on Friday (13 February) at 7.30pm.