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

 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

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 Open Studio | Open Studio In Austin, TX

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?

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

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

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!

The sadistic dispersal strategy of the puncture vine

In his third ‘Seed of the Month’ blog series, Wolfgang Stuppy warns us of the ‘dangerous’ seeds of Tribulus terrestris .

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The sadistic dispersal strategy of the puncture vine