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27 Mar 2012
The wonderfully showy magnolias are in full flower, many dating back to the early 20th century. Colours range from pure white through to deep pinks with some flowers reaching over 20 cm across.
21 Mar 2012
A recent publication defines and characterises the coastal dry forests found in northern Mozambique and assesses their present extent, botanical composition and conservation importance.1 like
16 Mar 2012
During his time at Kew Gardens, David Nash will be exhibiting existing works and producing new work in the wood quarry. You can follow his progress here and find out more about how David Nash turns trees into art.1 like
14 Mar 2012
Scientists discover at least 11 examples of sympatric speciation on Lord Howe Island.4 likes
14 Mar 2012
Take a journey through ancient Maya culture and 3,000 years of delectable chocolate history with Kew this Easter. Enjoy adventurous trails, fun filled family activities and, of course, the delicious chocolate on offer.0 likes
13 Mar 2012
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-ray release.100 likes
09 Mar 2012
Kew's own Sir Joseph Hooker was the first Westerner to explore the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. Read about other stories surrounding this mountain, inspired by a letter from the artist and writer, Edward Lear.
09 Mar 2012
View our amazing images of seeds and fruit.2 likes
06 Mar 2012
All thirteen of the Falklands’ unique plant species are now being preserved at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Botanist Richard Lewis recently managed to track down seed-bearing plants of the silvery buttercup, the thirteenth species, in remote valleys on Weddell Island.
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