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Come on a fungal foray at Kew

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
26 Sep 2011

At this time of year there are some very special appearances in Kew Gardens. Why not come on a fungal foray to discover some weird and wonderful new friends.

Bonsai: Tools of the Trade

by: Richard Kernick, Bonsai blog
22 Sep 2011

In his second Bonsai blog, Bonsai specialist Richard Kernick looks at the specialist tools used for creating and maintaining bonsai - and some cheap alternatives!

Silene vulgaris on rocks

Short-lived seed of alpine plants

20 Sep 2011

Scientists from the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership have found that the seeds of alpine plants are shorter lived than their lowland relatives. This will have implications for seed conservation strategies for alpine species.


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Autumn in the Arboretum

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
19 Sep 2011

Autumn is a wonderful time in Kew's Arboretum. Here Tony Hall explains what creates the leaves' fantastic colours and shares some highlights of what you can see now.

Early 20th century plant hunting in Taiwan

by: Katherine Harrington, Library, Art and Archives blog
19 Sep 2011

Find out about the experiences in Taiwan of botanical collector William Robert Price through the letters he sent back to Kew Gardens at the turn of the last century.

Autumn bulbs, inside and out

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
16 Sep 2011

In their Mediterranean home, many bulbs burst into flower when the autumn rains arrive. At Kew you can see them on display inside the Davies Alpine House and outside on the Rock Garden.

Autumn: the best time of year

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
15 Sep 2011

International Garden Photographer of the Year's Philip Smith considers why autumn is such a good time to photograph gardens, plants and trees - and how to get the best out of the season's atmosphere.

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Kew Patrons take tour of the Conservation Biotechnology Laboratory

15 Sep 2011

Kew Patrons go behind the scenes for an exclusive tour of Kew’s innovative conservation laboratory and get a glimpse of some of the world’s most endangered plants.


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New Collection of Gardening Gifts

New gardening collection from the Kew shop

15 Sep 2011

Kew shop is pleased to announce a new range of gardening products.


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Director of Kew Stephen Hopper

Director (CEO and Chief Scientist) of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to return to Australia

14 Sep 2011

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announced today that Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will step down in autumn 2012 after six years in the job.


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