Kew Gardens

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Architect Decimus Burton: ‘Utter originality and unselfconscious perfection’
His neo-classical conservatism was condemned as ‘pagan’ by one rival

Rowan Moore

25, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Victorian architecture’s lost giant to regain rightful recognition
The designer of the glasshouses at Kew Gardens fell out of favour – but supporters of a new museum hope to change all that

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Queen’s hedgehog’ fungus among 2022’s new discoveries recorded by Kew
Scientists at Royal Botanic Gardens say naming new species is part of global effort to protect Earth’s biodiversity

Patrick Barkham

21, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sussex’s Wakehurst reveals its ‘future-proofed’ American prairie grassland
Botanic garden prepares for hotter and drier summers with plants needing less irrigation

Tom Ambrose

16, Aug, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Kew Gardens secures a multimillion-pound climate change investment
Greensphere Capital aims to invest up to £100m in research into some of world’s most pressing challenges

Joanna Partridge

27, Jul, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Houseplant of the week: bird of paradise
This majestic, high-drama plant is surprisingly low maintenance and makes a bold statement in your front room

Gynelle Leon

10, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Caesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off
Perfume, tonic – even love potion – silphium was prized by the ancient Romans, but in its success lay the seeds of its own downfall

James Tapper

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Plants hold key to developing future cancer treatments
Scientists say the natural world has an important role to play in creating new drugs to fight the disease

Robin McKie

17, Apr, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘Ghost’ orchid that grows in the dark among new plant finds
Hundreds of new species include pink voodoo lily and a ylang-ylang tree named after Leonardo DiCaprio

Damian Carrington Environment editor

06, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view: help us to help those on the climate frontline | Editorial
Editorial: This year’s Guardian and Observer appeal charities do inspirational work, fighting for climate justice where it matters most


21, Dec, 2021 @6:46 PM

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How bringing back the wild yam is feeding the hungry in drought-hit Madagascar
This year’s Guardian and Observer campaign supports four charities fighting global climate injustice. Here, we look at the work of East African farmers and Kew scientists

Patrick Greenfield

19, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK’s warmer, wetter weather sparks bumper year for mushrooms
Kew Gardens and RHS reporting glut of fungi as public sends in ‘weird and wonderful’ samples

Helena Horton

19, Nov, 2021 @9:25 AM

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