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The red cast-iron pillars and spiral staircases inside Kew's Herbarium

Kew’s Herbarium is a power-house of international botanical research and conservation. The building houses teams of scientists specialising in diverse geographical regions and important plant groups. With over eight million dried plant specimens and counting, it is among the world’s most important scientific collections.

Teams of curators keep the specimens in good condition and order, providing a vital resource for biologists around the world. This blog allows you the chance to learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes.

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    New guidebook for...

    Wed, 12 Feb 2014

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    Daniela Zappi and William Milliken describe Kew's latest contribution to our knowledge of...

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    The Tropical Plant...

    Wed, 22 May 2013

    Herbarium

    Each year several of the Herbarium botanists organise and run a Tropical Plant...

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    Food for when all else...

    Mon, 11 Feb 2013

    Herbarium

    A successful yam cultivation project in Madagascar cannot keep up with demand for cultivated...

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    Grass identification...

    Wed, 26 Sep 2012

    Herbarium

    Find out how Kew staff helped local scientists in Madagascar learn to identify unique and...

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    UK Virtual Herbarium- a...

    Fri, 3 Aug 2012

    Herbarium

    Will you join Kew's quest to unlock the information hidden behind the closed doors of our...

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    Studying yams in Madagascar

    Fri, 27 Jan 2012

    Herbarium

    Kew and Feedback Madagascar are collaborating to look at the preferences for different...

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    Soya and the Cerrado

    Wed, 27 Jul 2011

    Herbarium

    Watch the video and discover how consumer choice can make a difference to conservation in...

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    Kew's latest field...

    Tue, 12 Apr 2011

    Herbarium

    Watch the video and discover the reality of tropical fieldwork! Kew's Tropical America team...

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    Forests and climate change...

    Fri, 18 Mar 2011

    Herbarium

    William Milliken explains how Kew's science programme is helping to address the issues in...

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    Welcome to Kew's...

    Thu, 16 Dec 2010

    Herbarium

    Find out about the work of scientists in Kew's Herbarium, including their expeditions to...

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