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A selection of photos of orchids from Kew's 2013 Orchid Festival

Orchids from Kew's 2013 Festival which runs from 9 February to 3 March.

07 Feb 2013

Enjoy browsing through a selection of vibrant coloured and pure white orchids from our 2013 Orchid Festival.


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Exploring new frontiers!

by: Helen Hartley, Library, Art and Archives blog
04 Feb 2013

The Director's Correspondence Digitisation Team is embarking on a new project. Join us as we journey back in time to 19th Century North America to uncover more tales of exploration, discovery and tragedy.

Children planting seeds Wakehurst Seed Swap

The Wakehurst Seed Festival, including the Seed Swap, at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

31 Jan 2013

Following the success of our Great Seed Swap, held at Wakehurst for the last two years, this year Kew's Millennium Seed Bank is hosting the Wakehurst Seed Festival, including the Seed Swap.


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First flowering at Kew for Critically Endangered Montserrat orchid

by: Marcella Corcoran, UK Overseas Territories team blog
30 Jan 2013

Dust-like seeds of the orchid Epidendrum montserratense, collected on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, have been germinated and cultivated in carefully controlled conditions at Kew, to produce the first flowers of this species to be seen in the UK.

Lilium nepalense

A Gallery Showcasing Kew's Collections

29 Jan 2013

Art and illustrations collections


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Observations on a strange vegetable - the snake gourd

by: Wolfgang Stuppy, Millennium Seed Bank blog
25 Jan 2013

He may be a Seed Morphologist but Wolfgang Stuppy of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank discovers there is more to the snake gourd than just some strange fruit and eccentric seeds.

Introducing the (not quite) new Assistant Archivist

by: Lorna Cahill, Library, Art and Archives blog
24 Jan 2013

Meet Kew's new Assistant Archivist, Lorna, and learn about the volunteering projects she manages and how she began her own career volunteering in Kew's Archives

Snowy Kew

by: Anthony Hall, Arboretum team blog
24 Jan 2013

It may not have made it in time for Christmas but the snow arrived at Kew over the weekend, turning it into a winter wonderland.

Hardy Cypripedium Cover

Hardy Cypripedium - book of the month

22 Jan 2013

To celebrate the opening of Orchids at Kew Gardens, our 'book of the month' feature shines the spotlight on this popular family with an introduction to Hardy Cypripedium by Werner Frosch and Phillip Cribb.


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Photo: Vicky's delight orchid

Hardy Cypripedium - a collection of images showcasing the beauty of orchids

18 Jan 2013

Browse stunning images from Hardy Cypripedium, by Werner Frosch and Phillip Cribb. Discover more about this fantastic new book published by The University of Chicago Press in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


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