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Botanical challenge: Identifying specimens in Kew's Herbarium

By: Gemma Bramley - 18 Jan 2011

Find out how Kew botanists, specialising in the flora of southeast Asia, get together every Friday afternoon for the 'family sort' of specimens newly arrived to the Herbarium.

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Highlights from the Marianne North Gallery Conservation Project

By: Eleanor Hasler - 17 Jan 2011

As the Marianne North Gallery Conservation Project draws to a close, Eleanor Hasler looks back at the highlights of over two years working in the Marianne North Conservation Studio.

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Discover the show-stopping Nymphaea 'Arc-en-ciel'

By: Sam Crosfield - 14 Jan 2011

Find out about the show-stopping, psychedelic and truly unique waterlily, Nymphaea 'Arc-en-ciel', which is grown in the aquatic zone of the Tropical Nursery and displayed to the public in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

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The naming of a mistletoe

By: Tim Harris - 13 Jan 2011

Find out how collaboration between mistletoe experts and the Drylands Africa team in the Herbarium resulted in a new species of mistletoe being documented.

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In the shadows - how to improve your photographs with one slick cursor move

By: Philip Smith - 10 Jan 2011

Previously on RAW passions, we left you with the tantalising prospect of exploring the world of RAW files to really push your photography forwards. In this second part - we deliver.

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Signs of spring

By: Richard Wilford - 07 Jan 2011

We are in the depths of winter but there are already signs of spring appearing on the Rock Garden at Kew.

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High Society - the culture and history of mind-altering drugs

By: Mark Nesbitt - 04 Jan 2011

Kew's Economic Botany Collection has been a major lender of psychoactive plants to the Wellcome Collection's exhibition 'High Society'.

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Extinct to secure: how we saved Ascension’s endemic parsley fern

By: Colin Clubbe - 23 Dec 2010

In the space of 17 months, the status of the tiny Ascension Island parsley fern (Anogramma ascensionis) has gone from 'thought extinct' to 'secure' because of the amazing collaborative efforts of a small group of very dedicated people.

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UKOTs Programme achieves herbarium specimen digitisation milestone

By: Martin Hamilton - 21 Dec 2010

Martin Hamilton from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the UKOTs Programme specimen digitisation activities.

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The true value of nature

By: Christina Harrison - 20 Dec 2010

Biodiversity loss stories do make headlines, but when and how will governments and businesses realise nature's true value and factor it into their accounts?

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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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