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Official account for Kew Gardens. London attraction, world-famous garden and centre of botanical science & research. (Manned weekdays during office hours only).
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Kew Gardens 4h
We're delighted that the newly-restored has been shortlisted for the Angel Award 2018! ✨ If you love the Temperate House, you can show your support for it here:
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Kew Gardens 5h
Replying to @madsbrown
No problem, glad to hear that you love Kew! I hope you enjoy all of your future visits πŸ™‚ 🌿
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Kew Gardens 6h
Replying to @madsbrown
Hi Madeleine, that was for the Joint Family Friends, apologies for the confusion. Joint Friends are able to bring one adult family guest each on every visit. You can find out more about it here:
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Kew Gardens 6h
The University of the Ryukyus, Japan, is the newest partner in the Global Tree Seed Bank Project 🌳The university will collect the seeds of 100 trees and shrubs for long-term conservation from three Japanese islands, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Okinawa:
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Kew Gardens 7h
Replying to @madsbrown
Hi Madeleine, yes of course πŸ™‚ Joint friends can bring one family guest each and up to four children (aged 4-16) on every visit.
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Kew Gardens 9h
From bottle stoppers to bike brakes - the 'cork tree' Quercus suber boasts a rich history of uses. Learn more about it and its many uses: 🌳
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Kew Gardens 9h
Replying to @internetgarden
Hi there, this tree was planted in the 1860's! 🌳
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Kew Gardens 13h
What a difference 6 months can make! We love seeing how much the canopy has grown inside the . 🌿🌴
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Kew Gardens Oct 22
Did you know...? Kew's tallest tree is 39.3 metres high! It's a specimen of coastal redwood and it stands in the Redwood Grove 🌳
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Kew Gardens Oct 22
Uncover the spectacular Madagascar periwinkle and its amazing cancer fighting properties:
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Kew Gardens Oct 22
Replying to @Kate_Travels
Hi Kate, I'm pleased to hear that you thought the Gardens looked gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the flavour of your pumpkin soup though. I will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the catering team to look into for future improvements.
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Kew Gardens Oct 22
Are you coming to meet Siyanda in the Temperate House this week? 🌿 Discover more about how this incredible puppet was made, the inspiration behind her dress and what tools she uses to care for her plants:
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Kew Gardens Oct 21
We're very excited that the 5-year restoration project of the Temperate House has been shortlisted for the Angel Award 2018! 🌟 You can vote for the Temperate House here: 🌿
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Kew Gardens Oct 21
How do you grow something that’s never been grown before? 🌱 Find out how the team at our wild botanic garden, has stepped up to the challenge:
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Kew Gardens Oct 21
From life-saving medicines to your washing powder... Here's 11 'fun-gi' facts that prove just how vital fungi really are: πŸ„
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Kew Gardens Oct 21
Spotted in the Woodland Garden; Tricyrtis formosana is a plant in the lily family which is also known as the 'toad lily' 🐸 It's native range is Nansei-shoto to Taiwan 🌏
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Kew Gardens Oct 20
The β€˜fern tree’ Jacaranda mimosifolia could hold the key to fighting drug resistant bacteria πŸ‘‰
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Kew Gardens Oct 20
The Global Tree Seed Bank Project aims to conserve 3,000 of some of the rarest & most useful trees & shrubs 🌲🌳 This year, the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, became one of the project's latest partners in tree seed collection & research:
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Kew Gardens Oct 20
As global climate change has an impact on pollinator diversity, it's important to understand what makes a flower attractive to pollinators. Explore how genetic traits increase a flower's attractiveness:
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Kew Gardens Oct 20
Meet Siyanda, the enchanting protector of plants 🌱 Join us and as she takes you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care in the Africa zone of the Temperate House this October half-term:
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