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The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

By: Anthony Hall - 17 Oct 2012

Autumn is a great time to see fruits and seeds, and Kew's Arboretum has a fantastic array from temperate areas around the world. Some are amazingly colourful and they come in all shapes and sizes too.


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Reminiscences from a year at Kew

By: Debora Hodgson - 28 Sep 2012

Read Debora’s final blog post as she leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Library Science.


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Grass identification workshop in Madagascar

By: Maria Vorontsova - 26 Sep 2012

Find out how Kew staff helped local scientists in Madagascar learn to identify unique and endangered species of grasses.


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On the murder of Dr Charles Budd Robinson

By: Charlotte Rowley - 20 Sep 2012

Read about the death of enthusiastic plant hunter Dr Charles Budd Robinson in Ambon, as told by the murder report in Kew's archives, and learn why miscommunication can be deadly.


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Saving seeds - in four million years we'll laugh about it!

By: Wolfgang Stuppy - 20 Sep 2012

Here comes a slightly different 'Seed of the Month' blog by the Millennium Seed Bank's Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!


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Every species counts

By: Christina Harrison - 14 Sep 2012

Two new completed publications reveal just why every species matters to the health of our planet, and why we need to change our perception of their 'usefulness'.


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‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

By: Dr. Shirley Sherwood - 07 Sep 2012

In this latest post from the gallery, Dr Shirley Sherwood shares how she curated her current exhibition: Portraits of Leaves and Fungi, paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.


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Ever had an ice cream bean for dessert?

By: Wolfgang Stuppy - 31 Aug 2012

This month the Millennium Seed Bank's Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, has us salivating over the remarkable fruits of the ice cream bean (Inga edulis).


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Kew's Library celebrates the Olympics

By: Fiona Ainsworth - 29 Aug 2012

A special Olympic-themed display has just been completed in the Library Reading Room.


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Indigo blues

By: Jenny and Stella - 28 Aug 2012

Jennifer Beasley and Stella Gardner, two textile conservation students at Glasgow University, report on a week's placement at Kew.

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Wakehurst car parking - your questions answered

14 Mar 2014
Wakehurst is hosting public meetings about the introduction of car parking charges. You can read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meetings.


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Car parking charges at Wakehurst Place

18 Feb 2014
Later this spring we will be introducing charges for car parking at Wakehurst. The charges are likely to commence from mid to late April, but the exact timing will depend on the completion of the installation works.


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