That’s not really how it was

You are at Kew with your camera and snapping away – but when you get home you may be disappointed – we have tips for you!

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That’s not really how it was

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

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

Taking your time

Philip Smith considers his recent workshops and lectures on the theme of ‘Better Plant and Garden Photography’ and notes that photography, like coffee, is better if it’s not instant.

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Taking your time

Visiting botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere

With the weather being so unseasonably cold in the UK recently, I thought I’d share with you some botanical warmth down under with the highlights of botanic gardens in Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

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Visiting botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere

Launching the UKOTs Online Herbarium

We are bringing the unique and amazing plants that grow in the UKOTs, including those from the Caribbean, a little closer to you in celebration of International Day of Biological Diversity. Just a shame we can’t bring the Caribbean weather too!

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Launching the UKOTs Online Herbarium

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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The sadistic dispersal strategy of the puncture vine

In his third ‘Seed of the Month’ blog series, Wolfgang Stuppy warns us of the ‘dangerous’ seeds of Tribulus terrestris .

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The sadistic dispersal strategy of the puncture vine