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Once thought extinct in the wild, the stunning blue-flowered Chilean blue crocus was rediscovered in the Andes near Santiago, Chile, in spring 2001. You can see it flowering now in the Davies Alpine House.
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Plant hunters frequently travelled across the world to discover new plants for science. Discover some of their adventures here with stories from Kew's Archives.
Kit Strange from Kew’s Hardy Display Section has recently returned from the Falkland Islands, where she worked with partners from Falklands Conservation on the continuing development of a collection of native plants.
Some of the most exquisite alpine plants are in the genus Dionysia. In early spring these cushion-forming plants are covered with flowers and are displayed in the Davies Alpine House.
Since 1991 Kew magazine has been bringing you news of Kew's work and the wonders of the plant world.
For the first time ever, visitors to Kew will be able to see two unique plants from the Caribbean island of Montserrat (normally kept safely behind the scenes) during the Volunteer Guides' hands-on sessions in this year’s Tropical Extravaganza.
There is more to working on Kew's Rock Garden than looking after the plants; the rocks need attention too. Winter is the time when the Rock Garden team carry out important renovation work.
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10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.
06 Jun 2013
Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.
18 Apr 2012
A floral spectacular is in bloom in front of the Orangery at Kew Gardens to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
13 Mar 2012
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-ray release.
Would you like to work at the Millennium Seed Bank?: I want working in Kew...its my dream.. by: Tibor
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Thank you for your comment John. Before writing the blog I read a little about Henry Shaw's early li ... by: directors' correspondence team
The beginnings of Missouri Botanical Garden: Your piece omits to mention that Henry Shaw was born in Sheffield, England. It is interesting to spe ... by: John Edmondson