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Early 20th century plant hunting in Taiwan

By: Katherine Harrington - 19 Sep 2011

Find out about the experiences in Taiwan of botanical collector William Robert Price through the letters he sent back to Kew Gardens at the turn of the last century.


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Autumn bulbs, inside and out

By: Richard Wilford - 16 Sep 2011

In their Mediterranean home, many bulbs burst into flower when the autumn rains arrive. At Kew you can see them on display inside the Davies Alpine House and outside on the Rock Garden.


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Autumn: the best time of year

By: Philip Smith - 15 Sep 2011

International Garden Photographer of the Year's Philip Smith considers why autumn is such a good time to photograph gardens, plants and trees - and how to get the best out of the season's atmosphere.


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Collecting and growing native plants of the British Virgin Islands

By: Martin Hamilton - 14 Sep 2011

Follow two members of Kew's UK Overseas Territories Team as they collect and propagate native plants for the islands' Botanic Garden.


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Desert flowers bloom

By: Richard Wilford - 07 Sep 2011

Despite the far from Australian summer we have had in the UK, the plants in the Australia Landscape outside the British Museum have flourished. Some of the most colourful come from the driest parts of Australia.


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Big changes for names of algae, fungi, plants and plant fossils

By: Maria Vorontsova - 07 Sep 2011

Botanists throw away the printing press and cancel Latin classes.


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Alpine travels in Armenia (part three)

By: Kit Strange - 25 Aug 2011

Kit Strange from Kew's Alpine team continues her travels in Armenia, this time discovering food from the mountains.


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Freezing Ascension's rare ferns for the future

By: Ed Jones - 25 Aug 2011

Ed Jones has just spent a year working with Kew's Conservation Biotechnology team investigating different methods of conserving several of the threatened ferns unique to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.


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Curse of the bamboo flower

By: Charlotte Rowley - 22 Aug 2011

A letter in the Directors' Correspondence archive describes how the deadly prediction of an old Chinese proverb about bamboo flowering came true.


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Conservators care for tapa cloth at Kew

By: Daniel Barter & Cristina Liria - 15 Aug 2011

Two conservation students from Camberwell College of Arts have spent three weeks surveying barkcloth specimens from the Pacific.

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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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