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Join in the survey and tell us your views!

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
21 Sep 2010

Earlier this month we launched a reader survey for Kew magazine and I thought you might like to hear how it's going.

Resilience vs Risk - how nature recovers after disturbance

by: Denise Deluca, Business Inspired by Nature blog
21 Sep 2010

Unlike the business world, nature has no ability to predict future events, but instead uses 'resilience' as its strategy for recovery after disturbance. Inherent within this are creativity and innovation which bring wider benefits. In these transformational times of volatile change, businesses can improve their ability to thrive (not just survive) by focusing on their resilience.

Meet Kew's Alpine & Rock Garden Team

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
20 Sep 2010

Meet the team who will be writing the Alpine and Rock Garden blog and find out about the areas of Kew Gardens that they look after.

Cypripedium calceolus (Lady's slipper orchid)

The Plant List - the first working list of all known plants

20 Sep 2010

Kew and Missouri Botanical Gardens in the United States are collaborating with partners worldwide to create the first working list of all known plants.


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Euphorbia pulcherrima and Rafflesia pricei

Vascular Plant Classification in botanic gardens – an international approach

20 Sep 2010

In this item James Wearn provides an overview for botanists on the Vascular Plant Classification Committee (VPCC), of which he is the Secretary, and the recent agreement achieved for the rearrangement of plant specimens in herbaria and other collections.


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Planting up a succulent display

by: Sam Crosfield, Tropical Nursery blog
17 Sep 2010

Learn how the Dry Tropics team prepare and plant up a dramatic display for the public using stunning succulents that are usually cared for in the Tropical Nursery.

The Tropical Nursery Open Day

by: Sam Crosfield, Tropical Nursery blog
15 Sep 2010

Members of the public are invited to the Tropical Nursery Open Day on Sunday 19th September to go behind the scenes and see rare and intriguing plants including the world's smallest water lily.

Visit Kew's Library, Art & Archives this Open House weekend

by: Fiona Ainsworth, Library, Art and Archives blog
15 Sep 2010

A chance to see behind the scenes in Kew’s Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives.

Coming to fruition

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
13 Sep 2010

This time of year in Northern Europe provides fresh opportunities for photography. But sometimes it's a good idea not to take any photographs at all!

Big Nature Debate logo

We know that the public are worried about species disappearing, but who’s heard of Nagoya?

13 Sep 2010

Working in partnership with Kew and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the Natural History Museum launches The Big Nature Debate to explore public concerns about biodiversity loss ahead of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan.


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