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Largest orchid in the world flowers at Kew

Grammatophyllum speciosum
Fri, 2015-08-28 15:17

Currently standing 1.5 metres high, the flower spike is growing around 1.5cm a day, with the spike expected to hit an astonishing three metres. Its impressive blooms are expected to last five to six weeks. 

The queen of orchids is grown in Kew’s behind-the-scenes Tropical Nursery. Visitors will be able to go behind the scenes at the Tropical Nursery to view this giant orchid.

New research shows daisies first appeared when dinosaurs walked the Earth

Daisy meadow
Fri, 2015-08-07 18:39

The study of fossil pollen grains by a group of researchers, including Kew scientists, revealed the daisy family, Asteraceae, to be 20 million years older than previously assumed.

Book of the Month - Wakehurst Guide

Mon, 2015-07-27 14:59

With fold out maps and grid references throughout, this guide is an ideal companion to help you get the best from your visit to Wakehurst. With absorbing text by Katherine Price and stunning photographs by Chris Clennett on every page, it's also the perfect souvenir.

Produced by Kew Publishing

240 x 193 mm (9.5 x 7.6 in)
64 pp
Colour photographs throughout


ISBN 978 1 84246 607 0