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Princess of Wales Conservatory

Princess of Wales Conservatory weddings & private events

19 Dec 2012

Stunningly illuminated after dark, the Princess of Wales Conservatory has the capacity for: standing reception 200 guests


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Photo of chairs and table set out for a civil ceremony in Cambridge Cottage

Cambridge Cottage weddings and private events

19 Dec 2012

This picturesque venue has the following capacity - civil ceremony: 80, dinner dance: 80 and standing reception: 150


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Millennium seed bank partnership

Beyond the Gardens - Millennium Seed Bank Partnership

17 Dec 2012

Discover more about the importance of plants to our lives and how the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is helping to save wild plants and habitats for our future.


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Image: Dried fungi specimen

Beyond the Gardens - The Fungarium at Kew

17 Dec 2012

The largest organism in the world is a mushroom that is over 1,000 years old, covering hundreds of acres in a forest in Oregon USA.


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Photo: Plant collecting in Xingu State Park, Brazil

Botanical expedition to the Xingu State Park, Brazil

17 Dec 2012

Find out about Kew's latest expedition to the Brazilian Amazon.This short film gives a taste of botanical fieldwork in the tropics, and of the beauty of the area.


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Photo: Plant collecting in the British Virgin Islands

Conservation in action in the British Virgin Islands

15 Dec 2012

Kew's UK Overseas Territories team has a long association with the National Parks Trust on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Caribbean.


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Photo: Mount Mabu forest

Forgotten forests - the magnificent Mount Mabu

15 Dec 2012

Originally discovered in 2005, Mount Mabu was placed on the conservation map in 2008 when Kew's Jonathan Timberlake and colleagues from partner organisations visited the area for the very first time.


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Photo: Dry Namibian landscape

Safeguarding Namibia's flora

15 Dec 2012

Kew's Phil Griffiths introduces southern African plants in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, and talks about how Kew's Millennium Seed Bank is helping to conserve them in their native habitat.


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Photo: Tree cutting sign at Kew Gardens

Tree surgery at Kew Gardens

15 Dec 2012

Watch tree surgery in action with the Arboricultural unit at Kew Gardens.


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Photo: Aloes in the glasshouse at Kew Gardens

Sustainable uses - Africa's aloe

14 Dec 2012

Find out about Kew's aloe collection and discover how these African plants are used.


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Crinum purpurascens at Kew

Crinum purpurascens
starry crinum

The bulb, leaves and sap of starry crinum are used in traditional medicine in West Africa for treating a range of ailments from pneumonia to snake-bite.

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