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Love nuts? Love seeds! But which one is the tastiest of all?

by: Wolfgang Stuppy, Millennium Seed Bank blog
24 Jul 2012

After previously exploring colourful, enigmatic, poisonous and sadistic seeds, in his new blog, Wolfgang goes nuts about nuts.

Conservation at Camberwell

by: Mark Nesbitt, Economic Botany blog
24 Jul 2012

Once again, students at Camberwell College of Arts have breathed life into historical objects – this year, rice paper drawings, an Amazonian shield and a Canadian cradle.

Planting French marigolds

Replanting the Olympic Rings spectacular

24 Jul 2012

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, Kew Gardens created a spectacular floral tribute made from six different plant species.


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Photo: replanting the Olympin Rings Spectacular

Olympic rings replanted to celebrate London 2012

24 Jul 2012

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games, Kew Gardens floral tribute has received an exciting makeover.


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hoto: Main Gate being removed

Work starts on the restoration of Elizabeth Gate (formerly called the Main Gate) at Kew Gardens

20 Jul 2012

Unveiled in April 1846, Kew’s Elizabeth Gate has stood since Victorian times and is now undergoing full restoration.


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Gladiolus alatus

Diversity anomaly in Gladiolus

19 Jul 2012

Researchers have investigated why there are more species of Gladiolus in the Cape of southern Africa than in the Mediterranean Basin.


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Kew London Transport Museum stationery

New stationery range featuring Kew Gardens from the London Transport Museum

18 Jul 2012

We are pleased to present a fantastic new range of stationery featuring stunning designs from the London Transport Museum’s rich archive of iconic Kew posters.


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Photo: Representatives from ISTA and Kew sign the agreement

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership strengthens its link with the International Seed Testing Association

16 Jul 2012

A Memorandum of Collaboration has been signed between the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership and the International Seed Testing Association. It will deepen our commitment to the maintenance and improvement of seed quality for research, agricultural and forestry use, and for restoration and re-introduction purposes.


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Photos of Wakehurst during the summer

Seasons at Wakehurst - Summer

11 Jul 2012

Browse a selection of pictures taken during the summer months at Wakehurst


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Jasminum humile

Mechanistic insights into Old English plants

09 Jul 2012

Plants from the Queen’s Garden at Kew have been investigated for their potential to treat auto-immune diseases.


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