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12 Oct 2011
After the heat wave of last week, the autumnal weather is now back to normal. But don't worry, there is plenty of colour to see on the Rock Garden. Look out for Crocus, Cyclamen and even an early snowdrop.
13 Jan 2010
Escape the cold at Kew Gardens and discover our amazing plants in flower in the Palm House.29 likes
Deer and squirrels eat Indian horse chestnut seeds, but they can be poisonous to humans. The small conkers contain a substance called aesculin, which destroys red blood cells.7 likes
Beyond a pair of wrought iron gates near Kew Palace lies the Tropical Nursery. This is where Kew holds its reserve scientific collections and cultivates plants for use in displays within the Palm House, Temperate House, Waterlily House and Princess of Wales conservatories.18 likes
One of the most spectacular plants to be found in the wet tropics zone of the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens is the titan arum.50 likes
The jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is a member of the pea and bean family, and is best known for its hanging stems of jade-green flowers.28 likes
Peat bogs are important habitats and valuable stores of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.8 likes
The Waterlily House was designed to exhibit the giant waterlily (Victoria amazonica) but the plant never thrived there. Today, one of its closest relatives, Victoria cruziana, inhabits the enclosed pond instead.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory recreates ten climatic zones. See Madagascan baobab trees, orchids from Central America and carnivorous plants from Asia.303 likes
The curvaceous exterior and steamy interior of Kew’s Palm House have long made it an icon of the Gardens. Designed by Decimus Burton and expertly engineered by Richard Turner, it was constructed between 1844 and 1848.372 likes