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

‘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’

Have you caught Olympic Fever?

If you’ve got a bad case of Olympic Fever why not head to Kew to continue to enjoy the spirit of the Games with the wonderful representations of the Olympic Rings and Paralympic logo in flower form? You can also see some of the tallest, oldest, fastest, weirdest and most beautiful plants on the planet right here.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic – If you go down to the woods today …

http://www.youtube.com/v/makJSL6_Lvw?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata The Teddy Bears Picnic. If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise… A short film directed by Charlotte Forsdick.

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