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09 Aug 2011
Throughout June and July 2011, we invited members of our 'Your Kew' and 'Natural Neighbourhood' Flickr groups to take part in our 'Different worlds' Photo Challenge. Philip Smith, Director of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, picks his favourites.5 likes
04 Aug 2011
Kew botanists have recently described a further 14 new species of palms from Madagascar, located with the help of satellite technology.4 likes
03 Aug 2011
The native plants of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are under increasing threat from plants and animals that have been introduced to these Caribbean Islands in recent years. In an effort to understand the biology of the invasive species, a team of Kew botanists and conservationists spent three weeks studying them and investigating the problems they cause.
28 Jul 2011
The Marianne North Gallery was officially re-opened earlier this year after conservation of the gallery and the paintings. Research and analysis into Marianne North’s painting materials and techniques has now also been completed, revealing the secrets behind her paintings and providing a fascinating insight into her methods.
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