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Climate change seeds saved for future crops

23. July 2013

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An international operation has been launched to save seeds from wild plants which scientists believe will be crucial in protecting crops from the potentially devastating impact of climate change. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23410177?print=true How best to feed a growing population in a changing climate is fiercely debated with many new and emerging research fields hoping to provide a […]

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Kew Gardens adapts to changing climate

28. April 2013

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Visited Kew Gardens today and everything  is starting to bloom and look spectacular even though many plants are flowering approximately 3 weeks late Seasons have a habit of catching-up, but  a normal year in our weather patterns is very unlikely now as they have  become so unpredictable. Kew Gardens is at the forefront of research […]

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Olympic Torch at Kew Gardens

24. July 2012

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Kew Gardens is enoying the current heatwave and today received the Olympic torch en route through London. Kew celebrated this by creating the iconic Olympic rings using around 20,000 plants which can be appreciated by flight passengers arriving into the city ahead of the Games. http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-07-24/kew-gardens-celebrates-olympic-torch-with-floral-tribute/

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Kew Gardens Adopt a seed for Mothers Day

15. March 2012

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Mothers Day gifts are always a challenge. Forget the smelly soaps and box of chocolates – choose something that will last forever: http://www.kew.org/support-kew/adopt-a-seed/occasion/index.htm?campaignkw=MthrsEmailTopButton

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Kew Gardens sunshine on cloudy day

8. February 2012

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Kew Gardens sunshine on cloudy day

 How to brighten a grey day? Visit the Tropical Extravaganza at Kew Gardens Be transported to a tropical rain forest with a visual delight of exotic plants and flowers Listen to wonderful recordings of exotic birds and animals that transport you overseas   http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/tropical-extravaganza-2012/

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Google Earth 3D trees and climate change

24. November 2011

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The sun is back in London and I am heading off  to Kew Gardens to soak up the horticultural delights and hopefully take some photos – especially of the beautiful trees that are at Kew. Speaking of trees, did you know that Google Earth now has an amazing 3D tree facility that lets you look at how trees compliment […]

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Kew Gardens, plants and climate change

18. November 2011

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More than one in five of the world’s plants are threatened with extinction and in fact  plants are more threatened than birds. This is because birds and humans rely on plants for food, clean air and water . What is threatening plants? The loss of the planet’s forests and other precious wild places is due […]

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Kew revives wild flower meadows

18. August 2011

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 Forget planting a tree. If you really want to fight climate change and boost wildlife, it appears that you would be better off investing your money in protecting a local wild flower meadow. To assist with this mission, Kew gardens today announced that they are launching a seed bank for native plant species that will help […]

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Kew’s Tweet and Grow

14. August 2011

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Kew’s Tweet and Grow

Kew Gardens is still my favourite green place to visit when I am in London as it transports you to far away places with its amazing display of global plants. This summer visitors can travel the world as Kew is offering plants that enjoy the heat of the tropical rainforest or the tranquility of the […]

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Mediterranean plants in UK

22. April 2011

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Mediterranean plants in UK

Kew Gardens planted The Mediterranean Garden in 2007 to educate and encourage gardeners to think about the wide range of drought loving plants that will survive our hotter summers. The plants are well established despite the record summer rainfall of 2007/2008 and are simply loving the mercury busting temperatures so far in 20011http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/garden-attractions-A-Z/king-williams-temple.htm The native […]

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