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New trees for Kew's historic vistas

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
29 Apr 2013

The arboretum team have been out planting some new trees along Kew's historic vistas. This is to ensure they are maintained for generations to come.

Red Listing the unique plants of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs)

by: Sara Barrios, UK Overseas Territories team blog
26 Apr 2013

Many of the unique plant species growing in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are under threat. Kew’s Herbarium specimens provide important clues to help us identify those that are in greatest danger.

Photo of Nesiota elliptica (St Helena olive) DNA

Interview - 20 years of ground-breaking DNA research at Kew.

26 Apr 2013

Professor Mark Chase and Professor Dave Simpson talk about the significance of Kew's DNA research and how it's revolutionised the way we understand plants. Listen to the interview.


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100 endangered plant species from the Extremadura region of Spain are now safeguarded for future generations

25 Apr 2013

The Millennium Seed Bank has received a donation of 181 seed accessions, representing nearly 100 endangered plant species, from the Research Centre “La Orden-Valdesequera” of the Regional Government of Extremadura (Spain).


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Palm House daffodils

Applications open for new Trustee

25 Apr 2013

Applications are now open for a position on the Kew Board of Trustees.


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Old photographs, new knowledge

by: Caroline Cornish, Economic Botany blog
25 Apr 2013

Caroline Cornish, who has recently finished her PhD thesis on the history of Kew's Museum of Economic Botany, describes an exciting discovery of old photographs in the Netherlands

The Story of Kew Gardens in Photographs

by: Kiri Ross-Jones, Library, Art and Archives blog
24 Apr 2013

Read about Kew’s latest publication, which draws on our Library, Art & Archives collections

Blossom outside Palm House 2 May 2013

Spring arrives at Kew, April 2013

22 Apr 2013

Kew has blossomed into a magnificent display of spring colour. Come along and experience the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens this spring.


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Seed collecting on Mount Kilimanjaro

by: Emma Williams, Millennium Seed Bank blog
18 Apr 2013

Kew Gardens botanist Emma Williams recounts her experiences on a recent seed collecting expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Mapping Coffee in Ethiopia part one

by: Paul Little, GIS team blog
16 Apr 2013

Kew photographer Paul Little has just returned from accompanying a field trip to the Highlands of Ethiopia to research the impact of climate change on the vital coffee crop. Read part one of his diary of the trip.

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