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Last week, on a rare dry day, I made my very first visit to Kew Gardens in London.  It is almost ridiculous that I have never visited before but living where I do it involves at least 6 hours on trains so you can understand why I have talked myself out of a visit time and again.  However, as I wanted to meet up with some horticultural friends who live in London… Read More

Kew Gardens has joined the increasing number of organisations realising that social networking, and in particular Twitter, is an excellent way of increasing awareness of themselves and their products. However, unlike many organisations Kew Garden’s approach is a little more entertaining – a virtual botanical growing game  – Tweet and Grow. Tweet and Grow was launched on the 25th May and is available to anyone who wants to register.  You have your… Read More

Highlighting the importance of plants to mankind’s survival is the theme of The Times Eureka Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Show which is being designed by Marcus Barnett for joint sponsors The Times Newspaper and Kew Gardens. I am fascinated with the concept of this garden.  Over the last year my interest in botany has started to emerge and I am increasingly curious about the properties of plants, where they originate… Read More