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Kill or cure? The perils of nineteenth century medicine

By: Helen Hartley - 08 Jul 2011

The death of the botanist Henry Trimen in 1896 was said to have 'baffled' his physicians, but evidence uncovered in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive suggests his doctors may have killed him – accidentally of course!


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Useful plants just got beautiful

By: Christina Harrison - 05 Jul 2011

That was one of the main messages of The Times Eureka garden at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show – useful plants should be appreciated for both their beauty and their vital utility.


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Supporting the conservation of Bermuda's native plants

By: Shayla Ellick - 01 Jul 2011

Using Kew's historic botanical specimens, Shayla Ellick has spent a undergraduate sandwich-placement year finding out about the 600 plant species found on the UK Overseas Territory(UKOT) of Bermuda.  Combining digital high resolution images of the preserved plant specimens with information about the plants gathered from Kew's libraries and online botanical databases, she has added over 700 specimens to the UKOTs' Online Herbarium, to provide an invaluable conservation resource for the island.


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Tropical bromeliads in the nursery at Kew

By: Nick Johnson - 28 Jun 2011

Nick Johnson meets the Tropical Nursery’s very own bromeliad expert, Marcelo Sellaro. Find out more about bromeliad cultivation and get suggestions to try at home.


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Alpine travels in Armenia (part two)

By: Kit Strange - 27 Jun 2011

Travelling in Armenia is fascinating, both botanically and culturally. Read on to find out about legends, mysteries and tales of the unexpected!


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Time for a change

By: Joanne Seaton - 24 Jun 2011

Find out about the Gallery team's work and how they are preparing for the upcoming exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, at Kew Gardens.


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The Earth laughs in flowers*

By: Philip Smith - 23 Jun 2011

Philip Smith talks through his favourite photos from this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, on display at Kew Gardens.


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A Journey to the 'Land of Many Waters'

By: Sara Albuquerque - 15 Jun 2011

Sara Albuquerque updates us on her journey to Guyana, in the footsteps of Sir Everard im Thurm.


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Alpine travels in Armenia (part one)

By: Kit Strange - 13 Jun 2011

See some of the wonderful plants found by Kit Strange from Kew's Alpine team, as she travelled around Armenia to see spring bulbs in their native habitat.


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#AskArchivists Day with Kew, 9 June 2011

By: Kiri Ross-Jones - 06 Jun 2011

Kiri explains how her team will be taking part in the international twitter event #AskArchivists Day and how you can tweet the team your questions.

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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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