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Kew Diploma places available for 2016

Fri, 2015-10-09 13:31

The three-year Kew Diploma in Horticulture offers broad-based training in amenity and botanical horticulture, and is suited to dedicated professional horticulturists with a determination to succeed.

The Kew Diploma is taught by internal specialists, external practitioners and professional lecturers. The course has three main elements:

Vote for Grow Wild flagship sites

Grow Wild Vote Now graphic
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:47

Three sites in each country have been shortlisted for the chance to transform local spaces with native wild flowers and inspire their communities, and now it’s up to the public to decide who wins £120,000 funding for their project. 

Extinction risk to cacti highlighted by new report

Photo of Melocactus glaucescens
Mon, 2015-10-05 15:18

The first comprehensive global assessment of cacti has been published today, by IUCN and partners, in the new journal Nature Plants. This report has found 31% of cacti species to be threatened with extinction, placing cacti among the most threatened groups assessed to-date (more threatened than mammals and birds).

Conservation awards presented to Kew researchers

Quentin Luke and Aljos Farjon
Wed, 2015-09-30 10:50

Dr Aljos Farjon (above right), Quentin Luke (above left) and Mijoro Rakotoarinivo (below) were presented with awards by Simon Stuart, Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) at the IUCN SSC Leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi on 18 September in front of a 300-strong gathering. These are significant accolades that strongly affirm the critical role of Kew experts in species conservation. Many congratulations to all three.

IT recruitment drive

Photo of the Davies Alpine House at Kew
Fri, 2015-09-18 14:46

This is a unique opportunity to join the IT department at Kew. If you like a challenge and you want to work in a friendly environment with plenty of variety then this is the job for you.

Kew is a world-leader in plant and fungal diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction that emphasises the importance of plants and fungi in all our lives.