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

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

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

Mary’s Book Club – Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo

http://www.youtube.com/v/84Bk4Zov5V4?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In her book club for kids, Mary talks about Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo.

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Mary’s Book Club – Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo

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

The Outdoor Show – How to Hoot Like an Owl and Play a Grass Trumpet

http://www.youtube.com/v/JnVMToadzV0?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of The Outdoor Show, Mary teaches kids how to hoot like an owl and make music by playing grass. For more children’s activity ideas visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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Gardeners and tigers and scares, oh my!

It’s not just plant talk and garden gossip in the Directors’ Correspondence; there are some letters which recount exciting (and rather scary!) events too, such as the late 19th century tiger attack in the Calcutta Botanic Gardens.

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Gardeners and tigers and scares, oh my!

A summer of new experiences

There will be plenty of new experiences to be had at Kew this summer – from appreciating intriguing sculptures to discovering lost Georgian kitchens. You can find out much more about them all in Kew magazine.

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A summer of new experiences

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

Mr Whippy Halloween Story – Listen With Mary

http://www.youtube.com/v/kwOhXtgAjCA?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mr Whippy serves up a box of true delights.

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Mr Whippy Halloween Story – Listen With Mary

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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Cornelius Fungle – Listen with Mary

http://www.youtube.com/v/ChGF20LkiVE?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Cornelius Fungle arrived in a bundle …

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Cornelius Fungle – Listen with Mary

Mary J. Lockwood – Look At Me!

http://www.youtube.com/v/YQLmMChBcQw?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata A silly short story for kids.

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Mary J. Lockwood – Look At Me!

Listen With Mary – The Roundabout

http://www.youtube.com/v/3whNw1wnI7U?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Nellie rides round the roundabout … www.maryjlockwood.co.uk

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Listen With Mary – The Roundabout