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International workshop on plant conservation on Mediterranean islands

19 Sep 2013

Reports from an international workshop on plant conservation on Mediterranean islands are now available.


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Old letters meet new faces

by: Jon Nicholls & Jess Smith, Library, Art and Archives blog
18 Sep 2013

Digitisation Officers Jon and Jess write about their experience as new starters on the Directors Correspondence project – find out what they have discovered in Kew's archives.

Calling all galanthophiles!

by: Imogen Dent, Kew Gardens' group visits blog
17 Sep 2013

Plan a late winter visit for your group and enjoy London's finest snowdrop display.

Finding inspiration

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
16 Sep 2013

As the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition deadline - October 31st - approaches, Philip Smith offers a few tips about photographing autumn

Volunteering at the Millennium Seed Bank

by: Jean Helliwell, Millennium Seed Bank blog
13 Sep 2013

Ever considered volunteering to help at Kew's world-leading Millennium Seed Bank? Jean Helliwell explains what volunteering involves.

Reflections on a year at Kew

by: Marc Muller, Library, Art and Archives blog
12 Sep 2013

Read Library Graduate Trainee Marc Muller's final blog post as he leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Librarianship

Late summer flowers at Kew

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
11 Sep 2013

Here at Kew Gardens, before the main autumn colour of leaves on trees and shrubs arrives, there is still a wonderful array of brightly coloured flowers to brighten up the shortening days.

The Wakehurst Seed Festival including The Great Seed Swap

by: Gemma Toothill, Millennium Seed Bank blog
10 Sep 2013

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Seed Festival. It is set to be a fantastic day with something for the whole family from workshops, tours and talks to swapping seeds and exciting activities for the kids. The setting for this year’s Seed Festival will be Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.

Creating Kew’s fabulous Fungi Fairy Ring

by: Tom Hare, IncrEdibles Food blog
06 Sep 2013

Tom Hare, willow sculptor extraordinaire, writes about creating the Fungi Fairy Ring, one of the highlights of this autumn’s IncrEdibles festival

An unexpected visitor

by: Elisabeth Thurlow, Library, Art and Archives blog
05 Sep 2013

In her last blog post, Elisabeth writes about her experiences as the Archives Graduate Trainee and reveals more about an unexpected Victorian visitor to the Gardens.

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Dioscorea bako, only recently discovered and described, symbolises the importance of wild yams and their biodiversity to the Malagasy people.

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