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Watch the video - International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 winners

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
21 May 2010

See some of the winning photographs from this year's competition and meet the talented people behind them.

Summer is here - Well the summer issue is anyway...

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
18 May 2010

The summer issue of Kew magazine is now on sale - just as the weather seems to be cheering up!

Detail of 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum)

World's smallest waterlily brought back from the brink of extinction at Kew

18 May 2010

Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.


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Azaleas at Kew Gardens

Kew's azalea collection in full flower

16 May 2010

Bright orange, purple and yellow flowers are jostling for prime position in a spectacular springtime show.


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Reliving Kew’s Museum of Economic Botany

by: Caroline Cornish, Economic Botany blog
13 May 2010

Kew's Economic Botany collection was originally housed in four buildings scattered across the Gardens. What survives of these, and what do they tell us about visitor experiences in the past? A doctoral student  from Royal Holloway, University of London, went exploring...

Cornus nuttallii x florida

Kew's North American dogwoods swathed in spring colour

07 May 2010

At the north end of Museum No.1, another wonderful tree is in flower.


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Hints and tips for photographing tulips

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
07 May 2010

Get tips from the experts on photographing tulips. Find out more about making the most of natural light and using the right camera accessories.

Welcome to the Marianne North Conservation Studio

by: Helen Cowdy, Library, Art and Archives blog
06 May 2010

Read about the Marianne North Gallery Conservation project taking place in the newly built Preservation Studio in the Herbarium at Kew.

Dove tree (Davidia involucrata)

Dove tree in flower

29 Apr 2010

An extraordinary tree is currently flowering in the Gardens this week, with a history of adventure and Victorian derring-do!


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Scilla siberica at Kew

Celebrate the life of a loved one - sponsor a display of flowering bulbs

26 Apr 2010

Sponsoring one of Kew’s renowned bulb displays is a very special way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special anniversary or event. Celebrate the life of a loved one at Kew Gardens or Wakehurst Place with a spectacular bulb planting.


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