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

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

Introducing the new Archives Graduate Trainee

Read about the first few weeks of our new trainee and the story behind the travels of Kew’s Japanese Gateway

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Introducing the new Archives Graduate Trainee

UK Virtual Herbarium – a pilot project

Will you join Kew’s quest to unlock the information hidden behind the closed doors of our herbarium cupboards?

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UK Virtual Herbarium – a pilot project

Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/yA9geK0gYA0?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make a crown out of cardboard.

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Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids

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

Unexpected photos from the field

Whilst studying herbarium specimens collected from the Caribbean Islands, UKOTs intern Alex Roberts was thrilled to discover photographs taken during a plant collecting expedition to Dominica in 1940, tucked away alongside the plant specimens they portray.

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Unexpected photos from the field

Pretty little liars

In his fourth ‘Seed of the Month’ series, Wolfgang Stuppy exposes some fraudsters of the plant kingdom including the pretty but poisonous seeds of Abrus precatorius.

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Pretty little liars

Investigating the plants of the Caribbean… on the outskirts of London!

Andrew Budden, one of Kew’s volunteer interns, describes how information from preserved specimens of Caribbean plants helps to assess the conservation status of plants native to the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories.

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Investigating the plants of the Caribbean… on the outskirts of London!

Adult Throwing Pottery Class | Ceramics Workshop

http://www.youtube.com/v/rfgk909V_Pk?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Adult Throwing Pottery Class | Ceramics Workshop – http://www.firepitceramics.com/adult-pottery-classes Adult Throwing Pottery Class from FirePit Ceramics in Austin, TX.

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Adult Throwing Pottery Class | Ceramics Workshop