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Books of the month: Kew books for Christmas

Mon, 2014-11-24 12:32

We've selected a range of Kew books that will make ideal gifts this festive season, with ideas for foodies, gardeners, photography enthusiasts, art lovers and even plant hunters. These are some of our bestselling, award-winning titles.

Grow Wild England flagship site unveiled

Grow Wild - Tale of Two Cities Celebration
Tue, 2014-11-18 17:30

Led by Landlife, a charity based at the National Wildflower Centre at Court Hey Park, teams in both cities will use the £120,000 flagship award to transform prominent spaces into wild flower celebrations to connect the two historically-divided cities.

Soejatmi plants Soejatmia bamboo

Soejatmi planting Soejatmia bamboo
Mon, 2014-11-17 10:53

In October 2014 Honorary Research Fellows in the Herbarium, John and Soejatmi Dransfield, spent two weeks in Singapore Botanic Gardens under Singapore Botanic Gardens Fellowships. While Soejatmi was there, she was able to visit the type locality of her eponymous bamboo, Soejatmia ridleyi, and also ceremonially planted a clump of the bamboo in the botanic gardens. 

PhD studentships available

Cylindropuntia imbricata
Tue, 2014-11-04 13:59

The London NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. The Partnership fosters integrated training of environmental scientists in ways that cross boundaries between established disciplines.

Book of the month: Plant Lover's Guides: Sedums and Snowdrops

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:00

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Bug hotel at Wakehurst Place

Hotel for creepy crawlies
Tue, 2014-10-28 16:41

A collaboration by staff and visitors the new bug hotel takes pride of place in the outdoor plant area. It’s been created by manager Carole Brown from Newick.

Sussex autumn technicolour

Autumn walks Wakehurst
Wed, 2014-10-22 15:44

Scores of visitors took the opportunity to see the very best seasonal colour nature can provide over the weekend.  Kew’s country garden, Wakehurst (near Haywards Heath) laid on a series of guided walks around the 465-acre estate which houses one of the world’s best-known botanic gardens.

Everyone was catered for with a selection of tours at Wakehurst which ranged from a 45-minute stroll on flat terrain to a two-and-a-half-hour excursion, through the woodlands, to see plants from across the globe.