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Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

Winter cheer – Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

10 Dec 2010

This sweetly-scented hybrid is in flower now – look out for it in the Winter Garden.


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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.

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.

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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The unique plants of the Turks and Caicos Islands

by: Sara Barrios, UK Overseas Territories team blog
26 Nov 2010

Find out more about plants that can only be found in the beautiful Caribbean UK Overseas Territory (UKOT) of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Anogramma ascensionis

Anogramma ascensionis
Ascension Island parsley fern

Clinging to an unstable cliff on a sharp mountain ridge, four tiny plants of the Ascension Island parsley fern, thought to be extinct for over 50 years, were discovered by conservation biologists in 2009.

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