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Painting by Rachael Pedder Smith

Exhibition - The Pressed Plant, Rachel Pedder-Smith’s Herbarium Specimen Painting

Sat 31 March - Mon 07 May 2012

This new exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will display the work of artist Rachel Pedder-Smith, focusing on a painting over five metres long, completed using Herbarium specimens from Kew.


Sycamore seeds

Hands on sessions - Stories of seed dispersal

Sun 05 February - Wed 29 February 2012, 2pm - 4pm, Wed & Sat only

Discover how plants use fire, air, water and earth to spread their seeds.


Kew Horticulturist showing visitors an orchid

Walks and tours - Orchid nursery tour

Tue 07 February - Thu 01 March 2012

Tuesdays and Thursdays only
Go behind the scenes with Kew’s expert guides on a fascinating tour of the orchid nursery. After the tour you can ask our experts a question or see an orchid planting demonstration.


Watering bromeliads in the Tropical Nursery

Walks and tours - Tropical Nursery tour

Sat 04 February - Sat 03 March 2012, 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm

Saturdays only
Go behind the scenes with Kew’s expert guides on a fascinating tour of the Tropical Nursery.


An explosion of colour at Tropical Extravaganza 2012

Tropical Extravaganza 2012

Sat 04 February - Sun 04 March 2012, 9.30am - close

Ignite your senses at Kew's Tropical Extravaganza.
Discover amazing floral displays inspired by fire, air, water and earth.


Photo and map from archives relating to Joseph Hooker

Joseph Hooker - naturalist, traveller and more

Mon 26 December 2011 - Mon 09 April 2012

This exhibition in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art displays paintings, letters, photographs and sketchbooks by Sir Joseph Hooker, from the collections at Kew.


Kew's Temperate House

Walks and tours - Introduction to the Gardens

Mon 26 December 2011 - Sun 23 December 2012

Gain an insight into Kew’s history, plants, science and seasonal highlights. Every day of the year except 24 & 25 December.


Botanical Illustration

Kew Certificate in Botanical Illustration

Mon 26 December 2011 - Fri 02 March 2012

A new annual programme of study for botanical illustrators, leading to the Certificate in Botanical Illustration.


An eye for the weather

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
04 Aug 2011

Philip Smith, organiser of International Garden Photographer of the Year, discusses how the weather is an integral part of good garden and plant photography.

Kill or cure? The perils of nineteenth century medicine

by: Helen Hartley, Library, Art and Archives blog
08 Jul 2011

The death of the botanist Henry Trimen in 1896 was said to have 'baffled' his physicians, but evidence uncovered in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive suggests his doctors may have killed him – accidentally of course!

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