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Close up of snowdrops

Working together for a sustainable snowdrop trade

15 Feb 2010

Kew is working in partnership to survey populations of snowdrops in Georgia. The project aims to survey cultivated and wild populations and make recommendations to establish long term sustainable trade.


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Love in the Archives

by: Michèle Losse, Library, Art and Archives blog
12 Feb 2010

Read about love letters in Kew's Archives

Iconic Palm House at Kew Gardens

Independent review of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew published

10 Feb 2010

An independent performance review of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has praised its impressive achievements and set out recommendations to ensure the major plant science research facility and popular visitor attraction maintains and improves on its success in years to come.


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Coelogyne cristata

Kew today - Coelogyne cristata

10 Feb 2010

See this beautiful orchid with its scented white flowers in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.


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Dripping with colour

by: Christina Harrison, Kew magazine blog
10 Feb 2010

Head to the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew for an antidote to winter!

Colombian curiosities in the Directors' Correspondence at Kew

by: Virginia Mills, Library, Art and Archives blog
01 Feb 2010

Read about Robert Blake White's travels in Colombia, the ancient artefacts he collected and the ideas he picked up about gardening in synchronisation with the phases of the moon.

Thunbergia mysorensis (clock vine)

Kew today - See our stunning clock vine

28 Jan 2010

This beautiful vine can reach up to 20 feet in length.


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Aerial view of Diego Garcia island in the Indian Ocean

Kew is helping to restore plant life and native habitats on remote islands in the Indian Ocean

25 Jan 2010

A Kew scientist is spending two weeks on a ship to explore the status of plant life on islands of the Chagos Archipelago and help restore native habitats. Some areas have not been visited by botanists for more than 30 years.


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Archives 'Take Flight'

by: Hannah Jenkinson, Library, Art and Archives blog
22 Jan 2010

Read about archives that might take off! Find out more about some of the fantastic documents and illustrations we have in the collection at Kew.

Canarina canariensis

Kew today - Kew's canary bellflower is in flower

21 Jan 2010

See this beautiful climbing plant in the Princess of Wales Conservatory


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flamboyant

Although widely cultivated in the tropics since the 19th century, the native habitat of flamboyant was unknown to science until the 1930s, when it was rediscovered growing in the wild in Madagascar.

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