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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.

Restoring cleared minefields in the Falkland Islands

by: Colin Clubbe, UK Overseas Territories team blog
20 Apr 2011

Restoring native vegetation on cleared minefield sites is just one of the many challenges facing conservationists in the Falkland Islands.

The Landscape starts to take shape

by: Steve Ruddy & Richard Wilford, Kew at the British Museum blog
19 Apr 2011

As the plants start to form a framework, the rockwork nears completion.

Take a walk on the wild side in the Archives

by: Sarah Cox, Library, Art and Archives blog
18 Apr 2011

Take a walk on the wild side with botanist and plant hunter Henry Ridley, as Sarah discovers his animal encounters!

Two painting sponsors at the Marianne North Gallery

Over 250 Marianne North painting 'Adopters' celebrate the Gallery restoration

15 Apr 2011

Opened in 1882, the Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens has been fully restored, at a cost of £3.7 million.


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Ready for your close-up: getting the most out of macro flower photography

by: Phillip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
15 Apr 2011

We love close-ups of flowers. But they are often a bit out of focus, or not very well lit – just not as exciting as you think they ought to be. How can this be improved?

Pitcairn plant flowers at Kew

by: Marcella Corcoran, UK Overseas Territories team blog
13 Apr 2011

Although extinct in the wild, Abutilon pitcairnense from Pitcairn has just flowered at Kew Gardens for the first time.

Theobroma cacao

Kew Fund: Chocolate, Rainforests and Conservation

12 Apr 2011

Cacao (Theobroma cacao), the plant that gives us chocolate, is just one of many rainforest plant species which are grown and used by people. Find out how Kew's work is helping to protect this species in South America.


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Kew's latest field expedition to the Brazilian Amazon

by: William Milliken, Herbarium blog
12 Apr 2011

Watch the video and discover the reality of tropical fieldwork!  Kew's Tropical America team and Brazilian counterparts explore a remote corner of the Amazon, providing important baseline information for conservation planning and management.

Suaeda maritima seed

Seeds and stress

11 Apr 2011

A new stress concept for seeds raises awareness of the challenges scientists face in researching stress associated with changing environments.


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