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UK's tallest living Christmas tree reaches 36.60 metres

Fri, 2015-11-20 12:03

On 19  November 2015, the Giant Redwood tree was decorated with 1,800 LED bulbs by a team of Wakehurst aboriculturalists, suspended from ropes and in two cherry pickers from dawn until dusk.

Largest orchid in the world flowers at Kew

Grammatophyllum speciosum
Fri, 2015-08-28 15:17

Currently standing 1.5 metres high, the flower spike is growing around 1.5cm a day, with the spike expected to hit an astonishing three metres. Its impressive blooms are expected to last five to six weeks. 

The queen of orchids is grown in Kew’s behind-the-scenes Tropical Nursery. Visitors will be able to go behind the scenes at the Tropical Nursery to view this giant orchid.