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The taxonomy and evolution of Christmas trees and their relatives

By: Rhian Smith - 16 Dec 2013

Rhian Smith takes a closer look at Christmas trees and their relatives, and describes the scientific work Kew is carrying out on the taxonomy, biogeography and evolution of this important group of plants.

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A Christmas wreath from the UK Overseas Territories

By: Pat Griggs - 13 Dec 2013

On the far-flung islands of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) many plants have become associated with the Christmas festivities for their seasonal flowers or fruits. Kew’s UKOTs team helps to grow and conserve them.

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A great year for berries

By: Anthony Hall - 12 Dec 2013

This has been a really good year for berries with the result that the hollies along Holly Walk are looking very festive.

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Joseph Hooker's Indian Christmas

By: Virginia Mills - 11 Dec 2013

To celebrate Christmas, the Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project Officer describes Hooker's experiences of Christmas during his Indian expedition.

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Exotic blooms for winter gloom

By: Jack Clutterbuck - 10 Dec 2013

Jack Clutterbuck describes flowers of the mallow family, known botanically as Malvaceae, which grow in the Tropical Nursery at Kew.

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Filling in the gaps: seed collecting for the future

By: Sarah Cody - 09 Dec 2013

Sarah Cody explains how gap analysis is helping our partners collect the seed of crop wild relatives (CWR) for a project called 'Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change', run jointly by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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Conserving Bawden's Pagoda print

By: Eleanor Hasler - 05 Dec 2013

Kew's paper conservators Emma Le Cornu and Eleanor Hasler had to think big when treating a linocut of the Pagoda by Edward Bawden. Here they explain how this damaged artwork was returned to its former glory in the conservation studio.

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Collecting for the National Tree Seed Project

By: Simon Kallow - 04 Dec 2013

As autumn turns to winter, Project Officer Simon Kallow looks back on the first season of seed collecting for the UK National Tree Seed Project.

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A snapshot of extinction in action

By: Dion Devey & Sven Buerki - 02 Dec 2013

Dion Devey and Sven Buerki, from Kew’s Jodrell Laboratory, discuss their research into the critically endangered Madagascan plant, Eligmocarpus cynometroides.

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Seed conservation in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories

By: Tom Heller - 29 Nov 2013

Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank brings partners from across the Caribbean together to learn about banking seeds of their native plants.

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