We've covered common queries here. If your question isn't answered, please contact us.
How can I find my way around the web site?
Navigation tabs at the top of every page, and righthand navigation menus are available. The site map and site search (at the top right of each page) are alternative ways of finding a page.
A seperate help page gives information on site accessibility.
How can I contribute a story?
We'll be delighted to receive your story about the place of one or more Asian plants in your life. You are not restricted to the plants listed here, but our interest is in plants important in South Asia - modern day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. We are just as interested in the use of these plants in Britain - for example, the (important!) place of tea in British life, or the arrival of curry houses in the 1970s. Stories, memories, recipes - all are welcome. To share your story, please visit the Add your story page.
How can I find pictures?
The Picture Library offers some "standard" searches - for example, by plant name. You can do much more flexible searches using the search box on the same page. You can enter one word, e.g. tea or Bradford or painting, or several words. If you enter more than one word, the search engine assumes an "AND" between each word.
If a search doesn't return some pictures, try fewer words (just one or two), or a more general term.
Can I use pictures and stories at home and in schools?
Use of website materials is warmly encouraged for non-commercial personal and educational use. You can print or download images, stories and text, and copy them into other applications such as word processing files. But please don't post them on the web (except on a school intranet). You can find more information on this on our copyright page.
Commercial use, or use on websites or in publications, always needs permission. Please contact us.
A special schools section will launch at Easter 2005, with more ideas on how to use the site for teaching. In the meantime, the Picture Library offers plenty of images for school use.
How should I cite the website in a university essay?
The website was launched in February 2005, so a typical citation would be:
Plant Cultures. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. February 2005. Accessed 00/00/0000. http://www.plantcultures.org.uk/
How can I keep up-to-date with the project?
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You still haven't answered my question...
Please email or write to us via the contact us page and we'll do our best to help.