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Sir David Attenborough in the orchid room at Kew Gardens

David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants 3D will burst onto Sky 3D screens in May 2012

Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which houses some 90% of all known plant species in one form or another, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques.

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World's first night-flowering orchid is discovered

Botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis have described the first night-flowering orchid known to science on the island of New Britain, near New Guinea.

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Lord Howe Island

Sympatric speciation contributes to island biodiversity

14 Mar 2012
Scientists discover at least 11 examples of sympatric speciation on Lord Howe Island.

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David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants 3D will burst onto Sky 3D screens in May 2012

13 Mar 2012
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which houses some 90% of all known plant species in one form or another, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques.

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Masterpieces, mishaps and memories: Mount Kanchenjunga in the Directors' Correspondence

by: Charlotte Rowley, Library, Art and Archives blog
09 Mar 2012

Kew's own Sir Joseph Hooker was the first Westerner to explore the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga. Read about other stories surrounding this mountain, inspired by a letter from the artist and writer, Edward Lear.

Falklands’ unique plants all in safe storage

by: Richard Lewis, UK Overseas Territories team blog
06 Mar 2012

All thirteen of the Falklands’ unique plant species are now being preserved at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Botanist Richard Lewis recently managed to track down seed-bearing plants of the silvery buttercup, the thirteenth species, in remote valleys on Weddell Island.

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Events at Kew Gardens

Featured Events and Attractions:

Detail of Rachel Pedder-Smith painting

Talk - Meet the artist, Rachel Pedder-Smith

Sat 31 March 2012, 12 noon

Come and meet botanical artist Rachel Pedder-Smith in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Rachel will be spending the afternoon talking about her latest work, Herbarium Specimen Painting, which will be on show in the gallery from 31 March.


Spring bulbs at Kew Gardens

A guided tour of the best of the spectacular seasonal bulbs and blossoms, including old favourites and rare varieties from around the world.