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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

Kew Modular Certificate in glasshouse display practices: Palm House

Course duration:

Option 1 - October to December
Option 2 - January to March


The Palm House 

The Palm House is one of Kew’s most iconic and historic buildings and is home to its rainforest display. Built between 1844 and 1848, the house is planted as one habitat, the tropical rainforest. Plants are displayed in three geographical regions:

Kew Modular Courses in Horticulture

Modular Course information

Kew modular courses are fee-paid programmes. Perfect for horticulturists wishing to undertake professional training in some of Kew’s unique plant collections. Available in three month blocks, open to horticulturists anywhere in the world* who would like to come to Kew to undertake some continued professional development (CPD).

Each of the modules is available at a specific time of the year, when practical activities are at their most extensive.

Kew Scientist

Kew Scientist is published each spring and autumn to provide news for those interested in Kew's scientific research. It is available as a pdf.

To receive Kew Scientist by email please send your request to

Editor: Dr Mike Fay

Production Editor: Dr Geoffrey Kite

Bursaries available for new MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity & Conservation

Mon, 2015-07-06 14:28

To apply, please go through the normal Queen Mary University of London application process and, in addition, please send an email to to indicate that you would like to be considered for one of these bursaries. In your email, please state why you wish to receive the bursary and confirm that you are an EU citizen and have not been awarded any other bursaries or grants for completion of an MSc in the 2015-16 academic year.

Beautiful new waterlily species discovered by Kew plant hunter Carlos Magdalena

The new discovered waterlily species growing in the wild
Thu, 2015-06-04 13:34

A new waterlily species has been found on a plant-hunting expedition in a remote spot in Kimberley, Western Australia. As plant-hunter Carlos Magdalena investigated the waterlily, it became clear this was not the first time the species has been encountered by Kew experts.