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Meet the mint family

by: Gemma Bramley, Herbarium blog
10 Dec 2010

Learn about some of the scientific research Kew botanists are focusing on in the Lamiaceae family, and visit Kew Gardens this month to hear more about it from our volunteer guides.

Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Kew's Millennium Seed Bank joins campaign to protect global food supplies

10 Dec 2010

A new partnership involving Kew and led by The Global Crop Diversity Trust announced a major global search to find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of essential food crops, to help protect global food supplies against the imminent threat of climate change, and strengthen future food security.


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Help Kew get better online

09 Dec 2010

Share your feedback with Kew today and help us improve our website and digital services in the future. Complete our survey and enter a Free Prize Draw to win an exclusive Kew plant pot.


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Autumn in the tree tops by Henny in Denmark

Highlights from Kew's Autumn Colour Photo Challenge 2010

08 Dec 2010

In November 2010, Kew invited members of its 'Your Kew' and 'Natural Neighbourhood' Flickr Groups to take part in an Autumn Colour Photo Challenge. Here are some of our favourite photos.


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Dalbergia andapensis herbarium specimen

35,000 new plant species ‘sitting in cupboards’

07 Dec 2010

A new study led by Oxford University and involving Kew has revealed that of the estimated 70,000 species of flowering plants yet to be described by scientists, more than half may already have been collected but are lying unknown and unrecognised in collections around the world.


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Daisies find a new home in Kew's Herbarium

by: William Milliken, Herbarium blog
07 Dec 2010

Kew's vast collection of herbarium specimens of the Compositae (daisy) family is now rehoused in pest-free low-temperature storage in the new wing of the Herbarium. 

Palm House in the autumn

Applications open for new Trustees

07 Dec 2010

Applications are now open for two positions on the Kew Board of Trustees.


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Kew Publishing reaches finals for environmental journalism

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
06 Dec 2010

This year Kew magazine had two articles in the finals of the Garden Media Guild awards. Two books from Kew Publishing were also shortlisted. Find out more about the event and the awards that we were up for.

Cacao tree fruiting

Warm up and see our cacao tree in fruit

02 Dec 2010

In the tropical rainforest zone of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, one of our most economically important plants, the cacao tree, is laden with yellow fruits.


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Dramatic display of giant Himalayan lily seedheads

by: Katie Price, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
02 Dec 2010

The giant Himalayan lily looks good even in winter. Find out how we grow this magnificent plant in Kew's Woodland Garden.

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