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Plants under the misty spray in Kew's tropical nursery

The Tropical Nursery at Kew provides a home to the permanent tropical and temperate collections. It comprises 21 different climate zones and holds an estimated 35,000 plants.

The Nursery is split into four teams that each have a specialism; orchids, moist tropical, cacti and succulents, and temperate and island flora. The Tropical Nursery is normally off limits to the public so this blog provides a peek into the fascinating world of the largest nursery at Kew, and the work of the staff there.

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    Bringing orchids from...

    Fri, 14 Feb 2014

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    In the third of this series about his orchid hunting trip to Cambodia, Nursery and Orchid...

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    Biodiversity and...

    Fri, 31 Jan 2014

    Tropical Nursery

    Orchid researcher André Schuiteman describes the challenges facing orchids in the...

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    From Holland with love

    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

    Tropical Nursery

    Elisa Biondi explains why Kew, one of the most important botanic gardens in the world, buys...

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    Exotic blooms for winter...

    Tue, 10 Dec 2013

    Tropical Nursery

    Jack Clutterbuck describes flowers of the mallow family, known botanically as Malvaceae,...

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    A glasshouse trainee in...

    Mon, 18 Nov 2013

    Tropical Nursery

    Miranda Janatka describes life as a glasshouse trainee in the Tropical Nursery.

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    Tropical bromeliads in the...

    Tue, 28 Jun 2011

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    Nick Johnson meets the Tropical Nursery’s very own bromeliad expert, Marcelo Sellaro....

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    Potting with coir

    Fri, 27 May 2011

    Tropical Nursery

    Join Nick Johnson as he explains the use of peat-free mixes in the Tropical Nursery.

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