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Auriculas - a most beguiling plant now on sale at Kew Gardens

Auricula in plant pot on sale at Kew
Thu, 2013-05-02 00:00

Once a pastime of the elite in Elizabethan England, the growing and collecting of auriculas now extends to all corners of society. The passion for this stunning plant spread among horticulturalists during the 18th and 19th centuries, eventually resulting in the creation of the National Auricula Society in 1872, and enjoyed a long Victorian heyday.

Kew’s historic Temperate House receives £14.7m Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Exterior of Temperate House
Thu, 2013-03-28 00:00

In addition to undertaking vital conservation of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens, the grant of £14.7m will also result in a more inspiring public display for visitors. It will help broaden awareness of the importance of plants through learning and engagement programmes with community groups, and will enhance the care of the invaluable scientific collection of plants housed within the Temperate House at Kew Gardens. 

Hardy Cypripedium - book of the month

Hardy Cypripedium - book cover
Tue, 2013-01-22 00:00

Introducing our next 'book of the month'.

Our  latest 'book of the month' feature is the first of two specials shining the spotlight on orchids.