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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.

The perfect Japanese maple?

by: Katie Price, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
25 Oct 2011

The trees in the Woodland Garden provide shade for us to grow a range of woodland plants and bulbs, but they also add their own colour at this time of year. The Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Sangokaku', is one of the best.

Desert flowers bloom

by: Richard Wilford, Kew at the British Museum blog
07 Sep 2011

Despite the far from Australian summer we have had in the UK, the plants in the Australia Landscape outside the British Museum have flourished. Some of the most colourful come from the driest parts of Australia.

Introducing the bonsai collection at Kew Gardens

by: Richard Kernick, Bonsai blog
10 Aug 2011

In his first post, Kew's resident bonsai specialist, Richard Kernick, introduces the bonsai collection at Kew Gardens. Find out more about the history of this unique collection, learn how the trees arrived at Kew and take a look behind the scenes.

Summer in the Alpine House

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
03 Aug 2011

The main flowering season for alpine plants is spring, but there are many mountain plants that flower in summer. You can see plenty of these now in the Davies Alpine House. But why do they flower now?

Alpine travels in Armenia (part one)

by: Kit Strange, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
13 Jun 2011

See some of the wonderful plants found by Kit Strange from Kew's Alpine team, as she travelled around Armenia to see spring bulbs in their native habitat.

Alpine success at Chelsea

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
26 May 2011

Kew's Alpine Nursery sent plants to the Chelsea Flower Show to be shown to the RHS Rock Garden Plant Committee - and three out of four received an award! Read on to see the what caught the Committee's eye.

The Rock Garden in full bloom

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
21 Apr 2011

The recent warm, sunny weather here in London has brought a whole range of plants into flower on the Rock Garden at Kew. Read on to see some of the highlights.

The Davies Alpine House, five years on

by: Richard Wilford, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
10 Mar 2011

The Davies Alpine House is five years old this month. See what changes have been made since it opened on 11 March 2006.

The Chilean blue crocus, a real eyeful - and it's not a crocus!

by: Sue Skinner, Alpine and Rock Garden team blog
28 Feb 2011

Once thought extinct in the wild, the stunning blue-flowered Chilean blue crocus was rediscovered in the Andes near Santiago, Chile, in spring 2001. You can see it flowering now in the Davies Alpine House.

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