The Christmassy Killer Raspberry

The Millennium Seed Bank’ s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, is back with his final blog of the year. To wish you all a very Merry Morpholgical Christmas he is sharing some ‘christmassy’ images of a flesh-eating killer raspberry! Do you dare read on…….

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The Christmassy Killer Raspberry

Awards Success!

It was a cold day on Thursday but well worth the trip into central London to attend the annual Garden Media Guild Awards at a plush hotel near Grosvenor Square. All fingers and toes were crossed…

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Awards Success!

The Woodland Garden dons its winter coat

Shifting 20 tonnes of bracken mulch will reap rewards in the year to come

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The Woodland Garden dons its winter coat

The taste of the Amazon

This month Kew’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, brings us a post about his recent adventures in the Amazon. Now safely back in the Millennium Seed Bank, he can share with us news of Cupua

Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding from an Aerial View

Dallas, Texas creative Jeremiah Warren took three 3′ balloons, a GoPro camera, and Wi-Fi BacPac to produce a slow motion capture of his fireworks going off from the sky above. Just in time for July 4th! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding from an Aerial View

The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

Autumn is a great time to see fruits and seeds, and Kew’s Arboretum has a fantastic array from temperate areas around the world. Some are amazingly colourful and they come in all shapes and sizes too.

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The fruits of autumn at Kew Gardens

Grass identification workshop in Madagascar

Find out how Kew staff helped local scientists in Madagascar learn to identify unique and endangered species of grasses.

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Grass identification workshop in Madagascar

On the murder of Dr Charles Budd Robinson

Read about the death of enthusiastic plant hunter Dr Charles Budd Robinson in Ambon, as told by the murder report in Kew’s archives, and learn why miscommunication can be deadly.

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On the murder of Dr Charles Budd Robinson

Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

Here comes a slightly different ‘Seed of the Month’ blog by the Millennium Seed Bank’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!

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Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

In this latest post from the gallery, Dr Shirley Sherwood shares how she curated her current exhibition: Portraits of Leaves and Fungi, paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

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‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

Ever had an ice cream bean for dessert?

This month the Millennium Seed Bank’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, has us salivating over the remarkable fruits of the ice cream bean ( Inga edulis ).

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Ever had an ice cream bean for dessert?

Mary’s Book Club for Kids – Anne Fine

http://www.youtube.com/v/iklR4wdplHo?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary talks about the children’s book ‘How to Write Really Badly’ by Anne Fine.

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Mary’s Book Club for Kids – Anne Fine

Rolling Down a Hill!

http://www.youtube.com/v/QvS7IsQGKZk?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of The Outdoor Show, Mary rolls down a hill!

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Firepit Ceramics Open Studio | Open Studio In Austin, TX

http://www.youtube.com/v/hHB_tRwGYQQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Firepit Ceramics Open Studio | Open Studio In Austin, TX http://www.firepitceramics.com/open-studio Open Studio time is available to adults ages 14 and up who want to work on ceramics independently. This gives you free reign of the 10 wheels, slab roller, and tools as you want. We always have someone on staff supervising during open studio time, but they are not necessarily available to give you specific instruction

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Firepit Ceramics Open Studio | Open Studio In Austin, TX

Firepit Ceramics Commissioned Artwork | Custom Made Pottery Done For You

http://www.youtube.com/v/BIYHTVXPOKs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Firepit Ceramics Commissioned Artwork | Custom Made Pottery Done For You http://www.firepitceramics.com/commissions We are taking commissions from independent local businesses.

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Firepit Ceramics Commissioned Artwork | Custom Made Pottery Done For You

Simple Milk and Pepper Magic Trick for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/oqTjJQLsEYs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to do a simple magic trick using milk and pepper.

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Simple Milk and Pepper Magic Trick for Kids