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That's not really how it was

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
03 Aug 2012

You are at Kew with your camera and snapping away - but when you get home you may be disappointed - we have tips for you!

UK Virtual Herbarium - a pilot project

by: Sally King, Herbarium blog
03 Aug 2012

Will you join Kew’s quest to unlock the information hidden behind the closed doors of our Herbarium cupboards?

Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows

by: Helen Hartley, Library, Art and Archives blog
03 Aug 2012

Many weird and wonderful subjects have been uncovered while digitising Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection. Read about a 19th century botanist's awe-inspiring encounter with a 'Spectre' in Jamaica's Blue mountains.

Kew Stationery Range

New stationery collection inspired by Kew Gardens

03 Aug 2012

Local artist Holly Francesca has created a beautiful new range of stationery inspired by Kew Gardens, which is now available to buy in Kew's shops and online.


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A Norway maple and caucasian lime

David Nash draws Kew trees

02 Aug 2012

As part of his on-going residency, David Nash has made a series of beautiful charcoal studies of some of Kew Garden's most distinguished trees.


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Phelypaea coccinea

Flora of Iraq revival

31 Jul 2012

With the help of the new government in Iraq, work is underway to complete the Flora of Iraq after 25 years on hold.


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Kew Patrons listening to Palm House Manager Wesley Shaw

Patrons tour of the Palm House

27 Jul 2012

A group of Kew Patrons enjoyed a revealing tour of Kew's most iconic glasshouse. Palm House Manager Wesley Shaw spoke about the history of the building, the plants in the collection and the day-to-day work of maintaining this unique part of the Gardens.


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Actinidia deliciosa (kiwi fruit)

Plants for food

25 Jul 2012

Most of the world's people rely on crops of just 30 plant species in their diet - and around 7,000 plant species have been used by humans for food. See images of some of these plants here.


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Isoetes eludens

Kew discoveries

25 Jul 2012

Browse images of plant and fungi species that have been discovered by scientists and botanists working at Kew.


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Coffea mannii

Growing coffee

25 Jul 2012

The number of species in the coffee genus has increased from 104 to 124 as a result of a new systematic study.


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Close up of Agaricus arvensis

Agaricus arvensis
horse mushroom

On account of its white cap, the horse mushroom has also been called the ‘snowball mushroom’ in New Zealand.

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