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David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants 3D now available on DVD and Blu-ray

Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-r

Kingdom of Plants 3D DVD
Kingdom of Plants 3d: Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Kingdom of Plants 3D is multi-award winning natural history broadcaster David Attenborough’s fourth collaboration with Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions. This immersive and compelling series provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques.

One of the most wonderful things about filming plants is that you can reveal hidden aspects of their lives. You can capture the moment as one plant strangles another, and as they burst into flower. But whilst time-lapse photography allows you to see things that no human being has ever seen before, the added element of 3D takes the audience even further still.

Sir David Attenborough

Introducing Kingdom of Plants 3D

Each of the three 50 minute episodes covers a different aspect of plant life. Life in the Wet Zone looks at the adaptations of plants to wet and humid environments. Episode two, Solving the Secrets, explores plant movement, scent and communication. Survival, the concluding episode, focuses on the ways in which plants continue to adapt as well as taking a look at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, which houses almost two billion seeds of more than 30,000 species of wild plants to ensure their future for generations to come.

Capturing plants in 3D

David Attenborough commented: “One of the most wonderful things about filming plants is that you can reveal hidden aspects of their lives. You can capture the moment as one plant strangles another, and as they burst into flower. But whilst time-lapse photography allows you to see things that no human being has ever seen before, the added element of 3D takes the audience even further still. Stamens extend and burst to reveal their pollen grains in exquisite detail, and we can see close-up the incredible insects that partner up with these plants. The whole experience in 3D is just entrancing, and hypnotically beautiful.”

Professor Angela McFarlane, Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew adds: “There is more to Kew than just a beautiful garden landscape. Every new perspective on Kew reveals new marvels and wonders, and never more so than through the remarkable technology of 3D. We have been delighted and amazed at the Atlantic footage, and coupled with the unique insights of Sir David Attenborough, the results are simply irresistible. We hope this fantastic series will instill a new enthusiasm in viewers for plants and show them as the compelling, dramatic organisms they are.”

Enjoy Kingdom of Plants at home

The Kingdom of Plants 3D is now available for you to enjoy at home.

The entire series is available to purchase both on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD and Blu-ray release complement the popular Kingdom of Plants Official book and the much acclaimed iPad app which recently was identified as 'Editor's choice' in the iTunes app store. In addition to all three episodes of Kingdom of Plants, this special three DVD pack includes a bonus 'Making of...' disc; a must-have for any fan of the series.

Kingdom of Plants 3D first aired in May 2012 on Sky 3D, Sky One and was simulcast in 2D on Sky Atlantic HD.

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Comments

20 March 2013
Thank you for your comment and we shall of course refer your observations to the production company responsible for Kingdom of Plants 3D.
19 March 2013
Oh dear. That bit about Encarsia wasps hatching from eggs on a card hanging from a plant in the Kew greenhouse and parasitising aphid pupae was all wrong. Bad biology. Encarsia is a white fly parasite and lays in white fly larvae/pupae, emerging from white fly pupae, which are now black. I have used them to control white fly on regal pelargoniums, and as the black parasitised and white non-parasitised pupal cases persist on the leaves they make an excellent resource to demonstrate predator prey population relationships. Encarsia wasp is NOT an aphid parasite, and aphids never ever have pupae, ever, ever. BTW, tell Sir David temperature in degrees C has been called Celsius since WWII!
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28 July 2012
I bought bought this series from Amazon.Even in 2D it is spectacular!On our 8ft screen every detail is as sharp as a tack.Come mid-August we will be at Kew-taking in the REAL 3D ;-)
16 May 2012
Atlantic Productions and Sky are market leaders in the development and use of 3D technology in television programme making. Their first project – Flying Monsters 3D – won a BAFTA Award amongst several other International awards. Sky 3D is the only 3D channel currently available in Britain. For this reason, David Attenborough is currently involved in making a series of projects in 3D with Atlantic for Sky, which are bringing the natural world to our screens as never before. Kew is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with David Attenborough, and with Atlantic and Sky, to bring the beautiful, fascinating and important world of plants to our screens in previously unseen ways by using this ground-breaking technology. DVDs of the series will soon be available to allow these stunning programmes to be seen by a wide audience including our many friends and supporters. A book to accompany the series will also soon be available as well as an app available through the Apple app store, from May, which can be used either when visiting Kew or remotely, including some of the footage from the series. All products will be available for purchase from the Kew shop. We are very glad to have had the opportunity to make these programmes with such a talented team to capture the extraordinary world of Kew and share it with all who are interested in the natural world. We very much hope you enjoy them.
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8 May 2012
I was an intern there when the filming was happening, but I have since gone home. Please please put this on DVD.
25 April 2012
How could you? I've supported Kew for decades but won't be able to see this because it's on Sky. And I suspect this is true for the vast majority of Kew members. A poor decision which will affect perceptions of and support for Kew.
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13 April 2012
will be coming to London for a vacation in may, back here in India, i have been watching Sir David on YouTube.com, have enjoyed and learned so much from all his movie. have been screening his movies in my classroom too....
6 April 2012
Dear Kew Thanks for the information about David Attenborough's new series about Kew. However as we do not have Sky on our television we shall not be able to see it which is sad as we enjoy our work as volunteers at Kew. Best wishes, Rosemary Bodger
5 April 2012
I found the previous Kingdom of plants quite fascinating and look forward to the 3D version. As a great plant lover and photographer of the beautiful flora of Jordan, (where I live), it is wonderful to see and learn more and more of nature's gifts.
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4 April 2012
To see and hear David Attenborough is to admire him and feel inspired
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4 April 2012
Anything by David Attenborough will be top notch! He is so articulate and enthusiastic, and conveys a lot of information. I love his programs and have been listening and watching for decades. So unlike many of the nature narrators and programs out there today which are sensationalistic and somewhat shallow in their delivery.
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22 March 2012
It surely will be spectacular! The preview shows at 02:00 seconds onwards a Mirabilis flower opening up in ultraviolet light!
15 March 2012
Kew and David Attenborough in 3D can only mean one thing. This is going to be incredible!