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Digitising Kew's weeds

Bluebell wood at Kew
Tue, 2014-12-02 13:35

The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens: A Cumulative Checklist from 1759 compiled by Tom Cope (Kew’s Grass Systematist until 2010, and now an Honorary Research Associate) was published by Kew in 2009. This publication combines historical records of plant species recorded growing wild in the 300 acres of Kew Gardens with Tom’s own observations made over the course of 35 years.

Artists: Christmas at Kew 2014

The Palm House lit up in pink light
Fri, 2014-11-28 12:02


Top 10 attractions at Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is in Richmond on the outskirts of London, and the world's most famous Gardens. It has extraordinary diversity of plants and over 14,000 trees.

It's an ideal place to visit to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Gardens, or to learn about the plants, nature and history of England. 

Bug hotel at Wakehurst Place

Hotel for creepy crawlies
Tue, 2014-10-28 16:41

A collaboration by staff and visitors the new bug hotel takes pride of place in the outdoor plant area. It’s been created by manager Carole Brown from Newick.

Sussex autumn technicolour

Autumn walks Wakehurst
Wed, 2014-10-22 15:44

Scores of visitors took the opportunity to see the very best seasonal colour nature can provide over the weekend.  Kew’s country garden, Wakehurst (near Haywards Heath) laid on a series of guided walks around the 465-acre estate which houses one of the world’s best-known botanic gardens.

Everyone was catered for with a selection of tours at Wakehurst which ranged from a 45-minute stroll on flat terrain to a two-and-a-half-hour excursion, through the woodlands, to see plants from across the globe.