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

Reminiscences from a year at Kew

Read Debora’s final blog post as she leaves Kew to begin a Masters course in Library Science.

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Reminiscences from a year at Kew

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’

How to make a Sock Snake

http://www.youtube.com/v/z4hk918rcOM?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to make a sock snake.

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How to make a Sock Snake

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

Kew’s Library celebrates the Olympics

A special Olympic-themed display has just been completed in the Library Reading Room.

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Kew’s Library celebrates the Olympics

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

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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Rolling Down a Hill!

Pretty in pink

There are some fabulous flowering trees putting on a great show right now at Kew, including one mysterious bright pink head turner…

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Pretty in pink

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 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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