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Free events in Kew's Archives this January

by: Kiri Ross Jones, Library, Art and Archives blog
06 Jan 2012

Join Kew's archivists to hear botanists’ and plant hunters’ stories about their travels and cultural encounters and go behind-the-scenes in the Archives.

Fascinating collection of Ray Cowell's illustrations comes to Kew

by: Lynn Parker, Library, Art and Archives blog
20 Dec 2011

Read about a new acquisition of illustrations by artist Ray Cowell, who painted fungi in astonishing detail -  even including the teeth marks of hungry rodents!

The holly and the ivy

by: Tony Hall, Arboretum team blog
20 Dec 2011

Tony Hall tells tales of holly folklore and describes the amazing variety of colour to be seen along Kew's historic Holly Walk.

Kew Palace

Community event - Temple of the Imagination workshop

Mon 26 December 2011 - Thu 31 May 2012

In this workshop for community groups, participants use photography to explore the architecture of Kew Palace and the diverse plant life at Kew Gardens.


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.


Watercolour of Everest by Fitch from Hooker sketch

Talk - Meet the conservator

Wed 25 January 2012, 2pm

Every month, join a member of Kew’s conservation team as they demonstrate and discuss their work conserving Kew’s historic collections.


Introducing our new Library Graduate Trainee

by: Debora Hodgson, Library, Art and Archives blog
09 Nov 2011

Read about our new Library Graduate Trainee and all that her role entails.

Digging through the Directors' Correspondence: Letters from the Archaeologist M. Aurel Stein

by: Virginia Mills, Library, Art and Archives blog
02 Nov 2011

Read about our trip to the British Library's International Dunhuang Project, the amazing scrolls discovered by archaeologist M. Aurel Stein, and some of Stein's letters that we recently unearthed from the Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive collection.

Gwendolyn Anley: a British bonsai pioneer

by: Richard Kernick, Bonsai blog
01 Nov 2011

Discover the history behind two of Kew's bonsai trees, and the little-known story of a British bonsai pioneer, Gwendolyn Anley.

A gallery for the nation

by: Sian Davies & Joanne Seaton, Library, Art and Archives blog
24 Oct 2011

A new exhibition and a community art project - find out what's coming up next in Kew's galleries!

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