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Alpine plants

27 May 2011

Here you can view a selection of stunning images of alpine plants.


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Potting with coir

by: Nick Johnson, Tropical Nursery blog
27 May 2011

Join Nick Johnson as he explains the use of peat-free mixes in the Tropical Nursery.

Tweet & Grow glasshouse

Play Tweet & Grow today

26 May 2011

Easy to learn but difficult to master, Tweet & Grow invites you to nurture some amazing plants featured at Kew Gardens this summer – from deserts, mountains and rainforests around the world.


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Alpine success at Chelsea

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
26 May 2011

Kew's Alpine Nursery sent plants to the Chelsea Flower Show to be shown to the RHS Rock Garden Plant Committee - and three out of four received an award! Read on to see the what caught the Committee's eye.

Kew's Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Kew's garden at Chelsea is revealed

24 May 2011

Kew's garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2011 showcases the significance of plants to science and society, through an eye-catching and innovative design by Chelsea gold medallist Marcus Barnett. See more photos of the garden on Kew's Flickr page and tell us what you think!


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International Garden Photographer of the Year

New garden photography exhibition

21 May 2011

See the stunning winning images from the fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, on display from 14 May 2011.


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The World of Palms - exhibition poster

Palm Phylogenetics and Exhibition

20 May 2011

Kew botanists have collaborated in publishing the most comprehensive phylogeny of arecoid palms, and have also helped to produce a major new exhibition on palms, opening in Berlin on 20 May 2011.


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From Chelsea to Mount Fuji, the legacy of Veitch Nurseries

by: Virginia Mills, Library, Art and Archives blog
20 May 2011

Harry Veitch brought the RHS flower show to Chelsea. His brother brought Japanese flora to Europe. Find out more about the Veitch's from Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection.

Safeguarding seeds in Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

Kew Views - Why does plant diversity matter?

20 May 2011

In the run-up to the International Day of Biological Diversity 2011, people working behind the scenes at Kew reflect upon the importance of plant diversity and how their work is helping to safeguard plants at risk.


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Hymenostegia inflorescences, Korup National Park, Cameroon

Conserving the legume giants of Tropical Africa

17 May 2011

Kew scientists are documenting the giant legume trees that dominate the forests of Tropical Africa. Among three genera recently studied, 25% of the species are new to science.


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Sclerocarya birrea (marula)

Sclerocarya birrea
marula

With more vitamin C than an orange and a delicate nutty taste, marula fruits are popular with humans and other animals.

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