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02 May 2013
In this guest blog from the Trading Consequences team, find out how digital data produced by Kew's Directors' Correspondence team is being brought to life and can be used to visualise the British Empire's 19th Century trade networks
09 Mar 2012
Kew's own Sir Joseph Hooker was the first Westerner to explore the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. Read about other stories surrounding this mountain, inspired by a letter from the artist and writer, Edward Lear.
10 Nov 2011
Discover the remotest corners of Central America and the Caribbean with Kew scientists on a small expedition ship. An amazing discovery and adventure opportunity for members and Friends of Kew.5 likes
15 Jun 2011
Planting has started on the Palm House parterre at Kew Gardens this summer. The new design will offer a memorable combination of pinks and greys, it will feature a display of around 16,000 plants and reflect a Victorian style.6 likes
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launches fundraising campaign to restore the Temperate House following initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £15m bid
10 May 2011
The Heritage Lottery Fund has given the green light to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to develop plans to restore the Temperate House and its surrounding landscape, it was announced today. Development funding of £890,900 was awarded to help progress plans for the £28m project.6 likes
21 Mar 2011
Be part of a research project to reveal the history of Kew's museums2 likes
16 Mar 2011
Hidden away in the depths of Kew's archives is an application letter from a young man named Fredrick Harcourt, dated July 1911. The letter requests a position as a trainee gardener at Kew. One hundred years on, his daughter is supporting two new Horticulture Apprentices.15 likes
22 Dec 2009
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010!
09 Sep 2009
Through our own 250 years of evolution, Kew has become a global centre of plant science tackling urgent environmental challenges. Kew has described, identified and catalogued plants around the world, building the greatest concentration of botanical knowledge on the planet.7 likes