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Microscopic photograph of a sorrel and monkey comb seed

International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 2010 - final call for entries

20 Oct 2009

The deadline for the third International Garden Photographer of the Year is fast approaching. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this prestigious competition and exhibition at Kew Gardens!


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Kew Magazine October post

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
16 Oct 2009

Seeds of hope

10% banana - Musa itinerans (Yunnan banana, wild forest banana)

Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership ‘top banana’ as it celebrates banking 10% of the world’s wild plant species.

15 Oct 2009

Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is celebrating collecting, banking and conserving 10% of the world’s wild plant species by banking its 24,200th plant species.


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250 planted in green

Kew today - Last chance to see the 250th anniversary roundabout in flower at Kew Gardens

09 Oct 2009

There are only two weeks left to catch this masterpiece at Kew Gardens. Our Decorative Nursery propagator Dave Shipp created this floral roundabout to celebrate Kew's 250th anniversary.


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Encephalartos woodii species profile

Welcome to Kew’s new website

01 Oct 2009

Interactive maps, species profiles and your pictures of the gardens are a few of the new features – plus of course masses of fascinating inside information.


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Letter to Kew from Charles Darwin

Kew's unique Latin American Directors' Correspondence collection is available online

30 Sep 2009

Kew's Archive contains scientific correspondence received by Kew's Directors and senior staff from around 1841 to the 1940s. This unique collection is now available via subscription to researchers and academics online.


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Helichrysum plicatum

Kew scientists successfully collect a beautiful plant that grows only in the remote mountains of North Lebanon

28 Sep 2009

After several failed attempts over the years, Kew scientists celebrate their success in collecting the Helichrysum plicatum plant of North Lebanon.


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Dransfieldia micrantha inflorescences

New palm genus is discovered in the remote forests of New Guinea

28 Sep 2009

The discovery of a new palm genus has revealed that botanists have much still to learn about remote areas such as New Guinea.


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protea flower

Protea plants help unlock secrets of species 'hotspots'

28 Sep 2009

Some parts of the planet with a Mediterranean-style climate have become species-rich biodiversity hotspots, a recent study reveals.


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Mountains of northern Mozambique

Kew's Maputo workshop represents progress for protection of Mozambique's mountains and coastal forests

28 Sep 2009

Kew has been invited to play a key role in shaping conservation policy in Mozambique.


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Daniellia alsteeniana flowers

Daniellia alsteeniana
mulombe

The large, cup-like flowers of this species are held upright above the leafy crown and may be adapted for pollination by bats; they are also visited by sunbirds.

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