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Autumn at Kew Gardens this year looks set to be even more colourful than usual. The ever-popular pumpkins will be returning and our IncrEdibles festival will be shifting into its autumn phase with the opportunity to learn all about fascinating fungi and much more.
On Friday 14 June 2013 the Medicinal Plant Names Services team welcomed Marina Yannakoudakis (MEP for London) and her policy advisor, Matthew Green, to Kew Gardens to find out more about our work.
By the year 2050 there will be 10 billion people in the world - but will there be enough food to feed them? That was the topic of a recent debate at the Royal Society, organised by Kew Gardens.
A glorious display of the giant Himalayan lily, Cardiocrinum giganteum, can be seen now in the dappled shade of the Woodland Garden at Kew.
Ruth Calder, one of Kew's horticulture students, writes about kohl rabi and answers the questions she gets asked most often - “What is it?” and “What can I do with it?"
Kew Librarian Craig Brough writes about the influential 19th century gardening author William Robinson, his garden at Gravetye Manor, and their connection to Kew.
Read Library Graduate Trainee Marc Muller's final blog post as he leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Librarianship
Kew's IncrEdibles festival features Tom Hare's giant sculptures of some of the UK's most interesting fungi. Kew mycologist Ester Gaya tells us more about one of them, the amazing Horn of Plenty (Craterellus cornucopioides).
To celebrate National Nut Day the Head of Kew's Arboretum, Tony Kirkham, tells us a little more about what nuts are, where you can find them, and their uses.
Just to prove the run up to Christmas isn't all about manic shopping...
The turf has been cleared, our landscape beds marked out and the rocks have been put into place. Watch our new video and see how our South Africa Landscape is starting to take shape!
Keep up to date with events and news from Kew
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University produce the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
04 Dec 2013
Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014.
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.
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