Your Gate to the Gardens

The recent renaming of the Main Gate has had the Archives team thinking about the importance of the Kew gates in the Gardens’ history.

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Your Gate to the Gardens

Wax wonders

In the Victorian period, creating wax models of flowers was both a ladylike craft, and an important tool for botanical communication.

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Wax wonders

Woods of the World

Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection.

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Woods of the World

Indigo blues

Jennifer Beasley and Stella Gardner, two textile conservation students at Glasgow University, report on a week’s placement at Kew.

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Indigo blues

Harapan memories and take-away thoughts

Kew staff reminisce on time well spent in the Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra, with a summary of their GIS field mapping, personal accounts and photographs.

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Harapan memories and take-away thoughts

Birthday Party Austin | Birthday Parties at Firepit Ceramics in Austin, Texas

http://www.youtube.com/v/_2n-9OK9ZJQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Birthday Party Austin | Birthday Parties at Firepit Ceramics in Austin, Texas http://www.firepitceramics.com/book-your-next-event At FirePit Ceramics, we like to celebrate! Come celebrate your birthday with us, whether you’re eight or 88. more / less We offer several different party packages depending on what kind of party you want to have. Paint-Your-Own Party All ages $20 per guest 2 hours of party time Choice of bisque piece up to $12 (may be reserved ahead of time) Commemorative tile with birthday honoree’s name and signed by guests Hand-building Honors Ages 4 and up $25 per guest 2 hours of party time Party guests will either pinch, coil, slab build, or sculpt a projects out of clay (dependent on honoree’s choice of projects) Guests will paint their finished pieces Commemorative tile with birthday honoree’s name and signed by guests Birthday Throwing Ages 10 and up $30 per guest 2 hours of party time Party guests will learn the basic techniques of the potter’s wheel and each guest will come away with at least one pieces to paint Commemorative tile with birthday honoree’s name and signed by guests Visit: http://www.firepitceramics.com/book-your-next-event to learn more

Conservation at Camberwell

Once again, students at Camberwell College of Arts have breathed life into historical objects – this year, rice paper drawings, an Amazonian shield and a Canadian cradle.

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Conservation at Camberwell

Jubilee celebrations

Read about a special display that has been produced for the Library Reading Room to celebrate Her Majesty’s connections with Kew.

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Jubilee celebrations

Kids Pottery Classes | Ceramics For Children

http://www.youtube.com/v/BHN_DsHEidE?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Kids Pottery Classes | Ceramics For Children http://www.firepitceramics.com/kids-pottery-classes Terra with Firepit Ceramics in Austin, Texas discusses the kids pottery classes available in the store. Many ceramics classes for children are available as well as after school and summer camp activities. Kids can make many different fun things out of clay

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Kids Pottery Classes | Ceramics For Children