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Behind-the-scenes of the Jodrell

by: Jean Helliwell, Millennium Seed Bank blog
23 Apr 2012

Millennium Seed Bank volunteer Jean Helliwell recounts her recent opportunity to visit the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew.

Aitchison and Asia in the Directors' Correspondence

by: Katherine Harrington, Library, Art and Archives blog
19 Apr 2012

Uncovering the plant collecting experiences of a 19th century surgeon naturalist through his correspondence with Kew.

Photo: Volunteers planting the Olympic rings spectacular

Olympic rings spectacular unveiled

18 Apr 2012

A floral spectacular is in bloom in front of the Orangery at Kew Gardens to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.


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Sourcing plants for the North American landscape

by: Steve Ruddy & Tony Hall, Kew at the British Museum blog
12 Apr 2012

This year will see the West Lawn of the British Museum transformed by an array of stunning trees, flowers and grasses from Canada and the USA. Steve Ruddy and Tony Hall have been busy getting things ready.

Child in Maya-themed jaguar mask

Come on a Maya adventure

05 Apr 2012

Take part in craft activities in a Maya village on Kew Palace lawns and go on a Maya-themed adventure around the Gardens.


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Image of moss

Diversification of land plants

04 Apr 2012

Researchers have reconstructed phylogenetic relationships among all 706 families of land plants.


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Seeds from a lost world - the Texas mountain laurel (Dermatophyllum secundiflorum)

by: Wolfgang Stuppy, Millennium Seed Bank blog
02 Apr 2012

In the second of his ‘Seed of the Month’ series, Wolfgang examines the mystery of why this dull-looking, nut-like fruit contains flashy red seeds.

Woodland wonders

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
30 Mar 2012

The beautiful spring weather has brought the best out of the Woodland Garden at Kew.

Preparing for the Joseph Hooker exhibition

by: Emma Le Cornu, Library, Art and Archives blog
29 Mar 2012

Read about how the Preservation section prepared for the Joseph Hooker exhibition.

Thrips damage on Crotalaria capensis

African anti-thrips plant

28 Mar 2012

A plant in Kew’s Temperate House has been found to contain compounds toxic to thrips.


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