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Kew's orchid exhibition brings tropical warmth and colour to the spring

by: Imogen Dent, Kew Gardens' group visits blog
15 Oct 2013

One of the highlights at Kew Gardens is the annual exhibition of orchids and tropical flowers.

Can medicine be your food? A one-day symposium at Kew

by: Jason Irving, Medicinal Plant Names Services blog
14 Oct 2013

On 28 October 2013 Kew Gardens will host a symposium examining the borderline between herbal medicines and food supplements.

IncrEdible soup vegetables

by: Sarah Cody, IncrEdibles Food blog
11 Oct 2013

Autumn brings with it a feast of colours and flavours which warm the belly and lift the spirits, easing us into the winter months. Inspired by the Global Kitchen Garden at Kew, Sarah Cody takes us on a tour of some of this season's vegetable delights.

Conservation of Chinese watercolours from the Ann Lee collection

by: Emma Le Cornu, Library, Art and Archives blog
10 Oct 2013

Find out how a paper conservator at Kew, Emma Le Cornu, conserved a collection of extremely fragile Chinese watercolours

Photo Leaves from the maidenhair tree in autumn

Autumn at Kew from our Flickr stream

10 Oct 2013

Look through a selection of photos of autumn colours at Kew Gardens.


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Photo of a toad sitting on a Boletus immutatus

The first official Red Data List for British fungi

10 Oct 2013

Kew mycologists collaborate on the first official fungal Red Data List for Great Britain.


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Last call for International Garden Photography competition entries

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
09 Oct 2013

There are just three weeks to go to get your entries in for this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year competition - deadline 31 October.

The Pumpkin Pyramid

by: Max Warren, IncrEdibles Food blog
07 Oct 2013

Kew’s Pumpkin Pyramid is a longstanding tradition. This year, with our IncrEdibles festival it is more relevant than ever! Kew pumpkin expert Max Warren discovers what makes this one so special.

Exploring the Lomas

by: Amanda Cooper, GIS team blog
04 Oct 2013

As the GIS Unit gears up for its second field trip to Peru, I thought I would share some thoughts and observations from our first trip in October and November 2012.

Book cover of IGPOTY 6 collection

Book of the month - International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 6

04 Oct 2013

This stunning paperback showcases the winners and best entries for the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.


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