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Kew's wreath for remembrance 2013

Fri, 2013-11-08 17:16

This week Collections Horticulturist, Carlos Magdalena, finalised the plants which will feature in the wreath this year. The collected sprigs and flowers are from specimens representing the UK Overseas Territories including: the Falkland Islands, Montserrat and St Helena, and are all grown on-site at Kew.

As well as the wreath which is laid at the Cenotaph, a second identical wreath is crafted and laid in Kew Gardens to commemorate the many members of the Kew Guild and staff who fell in the First and Second World Wars.

Book of the month - International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 6

Igpoty 2013 book cover, Exhibiton in Nash Conservatory
Fri, 2013-10-04 11:59

This sumptuous book features all the winning pictures from the competition as well as the best of the rest. It is an inspirational primer for all aspiring plant, natural history and garden photographers. Stunning imagery from around the world is accompanied with the photographers’ technical and artistic insights into the winning photographs, the judges’ comments and advice on improving your garden and plant photography.