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The next big challenge for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership

Mon, 2009-10-26 17:49

The next phase of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership will run from 2010 to 2020.

Our focus is on issues which threaten human wellbeing, including food security, sustainable energy, loss of biodiversity and climate change. We will achieve this by safeguarding wild plant diversity and enabling its use.

Get creative and be inspired at Wakehurst Place during Autumn half-term

Children making bark rubbings on a tree at Wakehurst
Mon, 2009-10-26 16:45

Wakehurst Place is Kew’s glorious country estate at Ardingly, near Haywards Heath. This autumn we have a programme of seasonal events for all ages to enjoy.

Don't miss Kew's scarlet maple turning red this autumn

Fri, 2009-10-23 00:00

The scarlet maple (Acer rubrum) comes from the North Eastern United States. This tree thrives in all types of soil, from dry to swampy.

It earns its place in any garden for the length and diversity of its autumn foliage, as it turns from yellow to orange to red, branch by branch.  This process of change can sometimes begin as early as August and continue through to early November.

Kew Today - See the vivid autumn colours of Kew's Japanese stuartia

Tue, 2009-10-20 17:02

This Japanese tree is named after John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and adviser to Princess Augusta when she began her garden in Kew in 1759. The tree flowers continually in July and August, producing single, creamy white camellia-like flowers.

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