5 Tips on How to Survive Back-to-School Shopping

If you are like millions of other time-starved moms, the thought of back-to-school shopping leaves you feeling stressed and wondering how you can possibly get it all done within your budget and in the limited time you have. Take advantage of these mom-tested, time-saving tips this year and get your children ready for back-to-school in record time– without busting your budget:

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English: Group of children in a primary school in Paris Español: Niños en una escuela elemental en París Français : Enfants dans une école élémentaire à Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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

Woods of the World

Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection.

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Woods of the World

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

‘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’

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

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

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

Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows

Many weird and wonderful subjects have been uncovered while digitising Kew’s Directors’ Correspondence collection. Read about a 19th century botanist’s awe-inspiring encounter with a ‘Spectre’ in Jamaica’s Blue mountains.

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Brocken Spectres and Circular Rainbows

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

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

David Nash sculptures arrive in the Gallery

Read about the Gallery Team’s exciting preparations for the David Nash exhibition.

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David Nash sculptures arrive in the Gallery

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

The plants have arrived

Following the arrival of over 4,000 plants, Steve Ruddy and his team have been busy building the North American Landscape… but weather conditions have made it challenging!

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The plants have arrived