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The art of macro photography - top tips from IGPOTY

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
06 Jun 2013

The IGPOTY Macro Art photo project is open for entries until 30 June. If you're thinking of entering - or if you're interested in macro photography - IGPOTY director Philip Smith offers some top tips.

Photo of Howea belmoreana and H forsteriana

Speciation systems on Lord Howe Island

06 Jun 2013

Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.


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Summer's arrived!

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
04 Jun 2013

Whatever the vagaries of the British weather, the summer issue of Kew magazine has arrived!

Durian - the king of fruit

by: Wolfgang Stuppy, Millennium Seed Bank blog
03 Jun 2013

The southeast Asian plant Durian has been called the King of Fruits but, like Marmite, it sharply divides opinion between those who love the incredible taste of its custard-like pulp and those who are revolted by its putrid smell.

Would you like to work at the Millennium Seed Bank?

by: Jobs at Kew, Millennium Seed Bank blog
03 Jun 2013

How would you like to work in the world’s biodiversity hot spot? If so an exciting opportunity to join the team here at the Millennium Seed Bank is now available!

Photo of Tutti Frutti Boating Experience

Join the fun at Incredibles 2013

03 Jun 2013

Browse a selection of photos from Incredibles at Kew Gardens. Take a voyage and experience the weird and wonderful world of incredible edible plants from around the world. Photos from Kew's Flickr stream.


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Photo of The Bowler, vendor of spicy meatballs

Food and drink at Kew the Music

30 May 2013

Pictures of Kerbfood.com, the vendors supplying food and drink to Kew the Music summer concerts 2013.


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Welcome to the student vegetable plots!

by: Jack Clutterbuck, IncrEdibles Food blog
26 May 2013

Over the next few months you will find regular updates from the newest batch of Kew Diploma students, all about our very own 1.8 x 8 meter area of royal soil, and hopefully, all about the earthy fruit and vegetables that we have managed to grow.

Welcome to IncrEdibles

by: Kew IncrEdibles Team, IncrEdibles Food blog
25 May 2013

This summer and autumn, Kew celebrates the amazing bounty of the plant world, inviting visitors to experience first-hand a selection of the 12,000 species we can feast on.

24 May 2013


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Dioscorea strydomiana

Dioscorea strydomiana
Strydom's yam

Dioscorea strydomiana is a recently discovered yam from South Africa. It is critically endangered and one of the most unusual yam species anywhere in the world.

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