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On expedition in Montserrat

Kew's work in the Caribbean island of Montserrat is rescuing special plants, including the native orchid

28 Sep 2009

Kew's conservation programme is helping to save local plants devastated by volcanic eruptions.


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Myriostoma coliforme specimen

Understanding the building blocks of our natural world - fungi research at Kew

28 Sep 2009

Kew’s specialist expertise is revealing the links between tree health, air pollution and climate change.


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Man collecting plant specimins

Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership is working with agency Seeds of Success to collect native seeds in Texas

28 Sep 2009

Around 500 wild plant species are now safely banked thanks to Kew's partnership work.


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Identifying seeds in Lebanon

Kew works with partners in Lebanon to store seeds of native wild species

27 Sep 2009

Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership with the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute is saving native wild species


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Carlos Magdalena looking at Ramosmania rodriguesii at Kew

Kew's cuttings from one of the world's rarest plants have finally produced seed

25 Sep 2009

Kew's scientists have propagated café marron seedlings and sent them back to their native Mauritius.


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Fungi specimen collected by Darwin from Tierra Del Fuego

Kew’s connection with Charles Darwin: an evolutionary relationship

24 Sep 2009

As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, Emma Townshend traces the close connections between the great scientist and the Royal Botanic Gardens.


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Honey bees at Kew

Where the wild things are: wildlife, natural flora and fungi at Kew

24 Sep 2009

A surprising abundance of wildlife can be found in the Gardens – Sandra Bell outlines how and why Kew keeps track of them.


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Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank will soon celebrate a global landmark of conserving 10% of the world’s plants.

Help Kew save 25% of the world's plants by 2020

24 Sep 2009

Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank will soon celebrate a global landmark - conserving 10% of the world’s plants.


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FDN Don Summer Meadows

Help us create an English meadow at Wakehurst Place

23 Sep 2009

Meadows - a vanishing landscape. Old hay meadows provide a rich haven for biodiversity, and were once a common feature of our landscape. Help Kew turn Bloomers Valley at Wakehurst Place into a new English meadow.


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Photo of the flower and leaves of Cypripedium calceolus

Kew's projects in the UK

22 Sep 2009

Find out how Kew's scientists are recording and conserving plant and fungal life in the UK.


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Oxalis hirta 'Gothenburg'

Oxalis hirta
tropical woodsorrel

The late autumn flowering tropical woodsorrel was introduced into cultivation in the 18th century, but is not widely grown due to its untidy habit and flowers that only open in the sun, which can be rare in November.

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