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!

The Woodland Garden dons its winter coat

Shifting 20 tonnes of bracken mulch will reap rewards in the year to come

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The Woodland Garden dons its winter coat

The taste of the Amazon

This month Kew’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, brings us a post about his recent adventures in the Amazon. Now safely back in the Millennium Seed Bank, he can share with us news of Cupua

Library display celebrates digitisation landmark

To mark the completion of the latest phase of the Directors’ Correspondence Digitisation Project, a display has been prepared in Kew’s Library Reading Room to showcase the collection.

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Library display celebrates digitisation landmark

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

Witch Wilma – Chocolate Crispie Cake Recipe

http://www.youtube.com/v/B7yaQSlUrhk?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Witch Wilma teaches kids how to make chocolate crispie cakes.

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Witch Wilma – Chocolate Crispie Cake Recipe

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

Homemade Lemonade Recipe and Eyeball Ice Cubes

http://www.youtube.com/v/KZ0H3MRVNLs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Witch Wilma teaches kids how to make homemade lemonade and eyeball ice cubes. For full recipe visit: http://maryjlockwood.co.uk

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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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Frugal Kid Crafts: Fun Olympic Ring Toss | The Centsible Family

Tweet Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. The Summer Olympics began last week so here is a fun craft to introduce your kids to this special event! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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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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Have you caught Olympic Fever?

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

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

The Outdoor Show – Treasure Hunt for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/moYxZSqtPHA?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of The Outdoor Show, Mary teaches kids how to make up their own outdoor treasure hunts. For more treasure hunt ideas visit: www.maryjlockwood.com

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The Outdoor Show – Treasure Hunt for Kids

Witch Wilma’s Cooking for Kids – Pitta Pizza Recipe

http://www.youtube.com/v/YyDEK3cBzow?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of Witch Wilma’s Cooking for Kids, Witch Wilma teaches children how to make Pitta Pizza. For the full recipe visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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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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