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08 Nov 2013
The wreath laid at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Remembrance Sunday is provided, as always, by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, using flora representative of the UK Overseas Territories.11 likes
30 Oct 2013
Spiridione Gambardella's portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker is an iconic image of the great man - but how did this painting come about? Letters in the Kew's Directors' Correspondence collection shed some light on the process.
02 Oct 2013
A new display explores the history of the Kew Guild and showcases some of the treasures of the Kew Guild Archive
29 Aug 2013
Introducing the Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence Project, a new initiative by Kew to digitise and transcribe the letters of Joseph Hooker, great Victorian explorer-botanist and renowned director of Kew Gardens. Find out more about the man and the project.
21 Aug 2013
The fascinating correspondence of nineteenth century plant hunter Joseph Burke is being made available online for the first time through the Directors' Correspondence Digitisation Project.