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Highlights from Kew's 'Signs of Spring' Photo Challenge

06 May 2011

Throughout March and April 2011, we invited members of our 'Your Kew' and 'Natural Neighbourhood' Flickr groups to take part in our 'Signs of Spring' Photo Challenge. Philip Smith, Director of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, picks his favourites.


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Primula mallophylla

Chinese primrose rediscovered

04 May 2011

A botanist at one of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partners, the Kunming Institute of Botany, has rediscovered two populations of a primrose which was thought to be extinct in the wild.


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Encholirium agavoides - habitat

New species of Encholirium (Bromeliaceae) from Brazil

04 May 2011

Two new bromeliads discovered as part of the Toucan Cipó Project in Minas Gerais.


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Going tropical at Kew

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
04 May 2011

You can discover many different plants and habitats at Kew this summer including totally tropical waterlilies. Kew's work on these stunning and ancient flowers is revealed in the upcoming issue of Kew magazine.

Lychnophora humillima

Rediscovery of Lychnophora humillima

03 May 2011

This curious daisy was previously found only once, over a hundred and fifty years ago.


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Launch of the Brazilian Catalogue of Plants and Fungi

Kew contributes to the Brazilian Catalogue of Plants and Fungi

03 May 2011

Kew’s information resources on plant diversity have helped to compile a working list of all plants, algae and fungi in Brazil.


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Repotting the Sarracenia collections

by: Nick Johnson, Tropical Nursery blog
28 Apr 2011

Follow the Temperate unit as they complete the mammoth task of repotting the Sarracenia collections.

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Kew announces Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates and Director of Public Engagement and Learning

27 Apr 2011

Dr Tim Entwisle has been appointed as Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, and Professor Angela McFarlane as Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


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C.S.P. Parish and the orchids of Burma

by: Katherine Harrington, Library, Art and Archives blog
27 Apr 2011

The Directors' Correspondence Team reveals the artistic talents of an amateur orchid enthusiast in Burma at the end of the nineteenth century.

The Rock Garden in full bloom

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
21 Apr 2011

The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.

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