The Christmassy Killer Raspberry

The Millennium Seed Bank’ s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, is back with his final blog of the year. To wish you all a very Merry Morpholgical Christmas he is sharing some ‘christmassy’ images of a flesh-eating killer raspberry! Do you dare read on…….

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The Christmassy Killer Raspberry

Awards Success!

It was a cold day on Thursday but well worth the trip into central London to attend the annual Garden Media Guild Awards at a plush hotel near Grosvenor Square. All fingers and toes were crossed…

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Awards Success!

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

 Fabulous fungal foray

Autumn is the best time for spotting an amazing variety of fungi in Kew’s Arboretum

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 Fabulous fungal foray

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

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

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?

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

Reflections on a year at Kew

Archives Graduate Trainee Stephanie Rolt reflects on some of the highlights of her year at Kew in her final blog post

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Reflections on a year at Kew

Art Smart – How to Make Playdough for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/roYa-L822ps?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make play dough. Find the play dough recipe at http://maryjlockwood.co.uk

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Art Smart – How to make a 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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Art Smart – How to make a Crown for Kids

Art Smart – How to Make a Castle out of a Cardboard Box

http://www.youtube.com/v/_BfmWyeZU38?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata A perfect rainy day activity for kids, in this Summer Series episode of Art Smart Mary teaches children how to make a Castle out of a cardboard box. For full printable instructions visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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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

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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