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Argentinian artist and architect Leandroโ€ฏErlich plays with our perceptions of reality in his latest work, The Breach. Step inside this immersive installation where you can walk through a labyrinth of fields, learning about the impact of our agricultural processes. #KewFood
๐Ÿ„ Lichen adventurer โ„๏ธ Antarctic scuba diver ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Hidden trans icon Th#Prideide, discover the life and work of Elke Mackenzie, who travelled the world improving our understanding of lichens while proudly embracing her identitow.ly/uzB950JGvbkvHvT
Did somebody say 'movie night'? ๐Ÿ‘€ Grab your popcorn and join us in front of the big screen at Kew's outdoor cinema this summer. Book your spot:ow.ly/1WUF50JisC8SV
Did you know that there are over 70 varieties of sunflower? This variety is known as 'Ms Mars'. โ€‹ โ€‹Sunflowers can remove toxic elements from soils, like lead and uranium. Isn't nature incredible? ๐ŸŒป Find out more:ow.ly/3vK350Jn2qj3f
Introducing our very first Kew Champions, polar explorer @DwayneFields, and adventurer @PhoebeRSmith, who are co-founders of the #WeTwo Foundation. They will work with us to help raise awareness of the power of plants and fungi. ๐ŸŒฑ๏ฟฝ#KewChampionsn1I
We're very excited that the titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) has recently bloomed in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, and at just over 1 metre! Discover more about the world's stinkiest plant: ow.ly/1tHQ50JExlW
As part of Future Food Stories, you can follow the journey of the #QuornNugget. Which has a farm-to-factory gate carbon footprint, of at least 29% lower than typical chicken nuggets.๐ŸŒ Sponsored by@QuornFoodsstwitter.com/kewgardens/staโ€ฆU
Our collection of over 8.5 million specimens could help crucial research into the extinction crisis, climate change & new medicines. By donating, you can help us digitise our collections, making them freely available ๐ŸŒ Let's end the extinction crisis ๏ฟฝow.ly/HFAa50JzRUW6LT
๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ„Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth. Thatโ€™s why our scientists are attending the Nairobi pre-meeting an#COP1515 to ensure expert science underpins decision making (3/3IF
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Introducing Future Food Stories by design studio Sharp & Sour. This installation explores... ๐ŸŒ the foods we rely on most ๐Ÿด those that are under threat ๐ŸŒŽ what the future of foods may look like Find out more about Food Foreveow.ly/Kpav50JBnpMk#KewFoodoBMg
Did you know..? The lower lip of a foxglove flower (Digitalis purpurea) allows pollinators to land before climbing up the tube. In doing so, they often drop pollen from other foxgloves, allowing the plant to reproduce. ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“ Spotted in the Woodland GardelO
These pretty-in-pink bananas (Musa veluntina) have style as well as substance! Find out how they may help protect our beloved yellow banana ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘‡#KewFoodoTv
It's #NationalPicnicWeek! ๐Ÿ“ Pack a picnic basket and enjoy your lunch whilst surrounded by the picturesque views of Kew ๐Ÿƒ Here's a few of our favourite picnic spots in the Gardensow.ly/CoBB50JBn8WoJx
Have you heard about The Kew Gardens Cookbook? With over 60 delicious vegetarian recipes from leading chefs, this book is a true celebration of the glorious array of the plants and fungi that we eat. ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ„ Get your copy hereow.ly/eazE50JA8cQz#KewCookbookowC
Wander through the Gardens without the crowds... ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฟ If you're a Kew member, enjoy early access from 8am and delight in the quiet morning beauty, all summer long. Find out moreow.ly/HOk950Jy9rv1qz
Step into the Shirley Sherwood Gallery to explore The Art of Food ๐ŸŽจ From ginger and sugar cane, to pomegranate and rice, go on a journey of food discovery through the lens of botanical art. Find out more:ow.ly/Ewcv50Jn9l6v ๐Ÿ“† Until 5 March 202XY
Our incredible Arboretum Nursery is where some of our 14,000 trees are born ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ You can discover how our experts propagate and nurture these precious plants from the visitor viewing area at Kew. Open daily, 10am to 3pmqz
Have you heard about our Summer Cycle event? ๐Ÿšฒ Leisurely explore the Gardens by bike ๐Ÿ“ Stop for a picnic or summer drink ๐ŸŽต Listen to live music under the midsummer sky Tickets for 23 June are available noow.ly/e6ni50Jy6VYhglM
Weโ€™re excited to announce that @ZoeAdjonyoh is the next chef taking over at our Pavilion Bar and Grill. Zoe has devised a deliciously bespoke menu in collaboration with Executive Chef Brwa Ahmad, available until 13 July. Find out more: ow.ly/yAvC50Jnk1O #KewFood
"Everything we eat and take for granted is hurting the world." - @horton_official Last night's Evening Talk explored the true cost of our weekly shop with @chickpeaman, @may_gdn and @FeastWithUs. ๐Ÿ“ฃ Discover our next Evening Talks:ow.ly/jpAy50Jrb6gF#KewFoodds
A privilege to celebrate awarding #KewInternationalMedal to the inimitable Prof Sandra Diaz @sdiazecology the global biodiversity protagonist today @kewgardens -many congratulations - well deserved. W/ Dame Amelia (chair of trustees) & Kews director Richard Deverell. @KewScience
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The world is changing, and what we eat will too. Watch to find out more ๐Ÿ‘‡#KewFooddE
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"Kew is more important now than ever before - not only in the UK but around the worldโ€ Professor Sandra Dรญaz was awarded the 2019 Kew International Medal for her research into plant diversity and we were finally able to celebrate in person! ๐Ÿ… More info:ow.ly/vej850JySVAKs
This #CleanAirDay... ๐Ÿ’จTalk to someone about the harms of air pollution. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ Walk short distance trips & leave the car at home. ๐Ÿ“ข Ask decision makers to fight for cleaner air solutions. Find out more and get involveow.ly/iQ5350Jn64N6@cleanairdayuky@globalactplanl7hN
To mark #CleanAirDay tomorrow, visitors to @kewgardens who travel by bicycle will receive a 50% discount on the price entry to the gardens for the day. More info: crowd.in/Ovq1P5
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The world is changing, and what we eat will too. Watch to find out more ๐Ÿ‘‡#KewFooddE
Skills shortages in arboriculture and forestry are at critical levels, and a new generation is not being recruited... Kew's Head of Tree Collections, Kevin Martin spoke to @guardian about what can be done ๐ŸŒณ Read more:ow.ly/sURf50Jw0uaYj
Join Mowgli on a journey through the jungle and meet the wise Bagheera and enthusiastic Baloo along the way in an enchanting outdoor theatre production of The Jungle Book at Kew this summer. ๐ŸŒด ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book ticketsow.ly/V5Jo50Jn4PWqpm
Did you catch @BBCRadio4's The Food Programme featuring our scientist @James_Borrell? Listen back to hear whether we can save endangered foods & bring diversity back to our diets. ๏ฟฝow.ly/Vq0U50JsAW1l@DanSaladinoUKK
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Come & join me @kewgardens food forever panel debate this Thu 17th June 7pm. I'm discussing the real cost of food w/ @guardian environment reporter Helena @horton_official along w/ #HannahStyles from @FeastWithUs & #IanSolomonKawall from @may_gdn. info kew.org/kew-gardens/whโ€ฆ
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Weekend plans? We've plenty to get your teeth into! From now until 18 Sept, weโ€™ll be hosting drop-in workshops and activities in the Food Forever Corner. Find out more: ow.ly/R1jA50JcXoN #KewFood
From gardening kits to books and botanical-inspired treats ๐ŸŒฟ Discover thoughtful gifts for dads, grandads and all of the brilliant role models in your life this Father's Day:ow.ly/gink50JvSVMPd
Pushed near extinction in Lebanon, the seeds of Iris cedreti, stored in our #MillenniumSeedBank are a lifeline. Evolving to germinate sometimes years apart, it's been a tricky task for our @kewgardens colleagues to produce this rare bloom! ๐ŸŒบ#GardeningTwitterr#Iriss@IUCNRedListtm
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Did you know that bees are under threat from diseases and parasites? At Kew, we're studying the chemistry of nectar and pollen in a wide range of plants to identify species that can improve pollinator health ๐Ÿ Discover more:ow.ly/Y0w350Jn1ZwXL
As an official supporter of #CleanAirDay, we're pleased to be offering a 50% discount to anyone who travels to Kew by bike on 16 June 2022 ๐Ÿƒ To get your discount, quote โ€œClean Airโ€ at the gate and show a photo of you arriving on a bike or with your helmet. Happy cycling! ๏ฟฝxt
In need of a last minute present this Father's Day? Say a giant thank you, by adopting a giant sequoia seed from our Millennium Seed Bank ๐ŸŒฑ Find out more:ow.ly/VHQT50Jn1pYhK
We can almost smell the sweet scent of this lovely lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'De Croncels') ๐Ÿ’œd
This Sunday, tune into @BBCRadio4's The Food Programme, where @DanSaladinoUK and Kew experts will discuss endangered foods and more diverse diets. Listen live at 12:30pm or on catch-up ๐Ÿ‘‰ow.ly/QspK50JuCvq9 @BBCFoodProgg
With its striking red and yellow colours, the Thunbergia mysorensis attracts an abundance of pollinators in the wild including the beautiful sunbird ๐Ÿฆ โ€‹๐Ÿ“ Spot it blooming in the Princess of Wales Conservator3c
Are you ready to step inside a mesmerising food utopia?! Our brand-new exhibition, When Flowers Dream by Pip & Pop is inspired by folklore of paradise lands, magical places and it's truly a feast for the eyes ๐Ÿญ ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Find out moreow.ly/aUeI50JgEbsbc ๐Ÿ“ท James Gifford-MeliT
Congratulations to Dr Mark Nesbitt, who has been honoured in recognition of his distinguished career as a leading ethnobotanist and Senior Research Leader at Kew.๐Ÿ‘ @Economicbotanyy@RoyalHollowayytwitter.com/RoyalHolloway/โ€ฆv
Don't miss our next Food Forever evening talk: Understanding the true cost of our weekly shop Chaired by Kew Scientist @chickpeaman, the panel will examine the urgent need for our diets to become less environmentally destructive. ๐Ÿ“† Thursday 16 June ๏ฟฝow.ly/yVRM50JrzZInWq
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๐Ÿ“…Until 5 March 2023 ๐Ÿ“The Shirley Sherwood Gallery ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธFind out morow.ly/OohV50JtiA2JR7v
The exhibition shines a light on the often neglected, edible plants which may prove to be the food of the future and challenges perceptions of food consumption, together inspiring an optimistic future for us all. ๐Ÿ‘€Can you spot the corn? ๏ฟฝoU
Inspired by magical places, the pastel-coloured installations are created from materials like sugar, modelling clay, beads, artificial flowers and rainbow string to give them a sweet edible appearance ๐ŸŒˆp
Are you ready to step into a magical food utopia? ๐Ÿญ Follow the thread to discover our brand new exhibition, When Flowers Dream by Pip & Pop ๏ฟฝYs
This is a wild potato species found in Cajamarca, Peru. As climate change creates warmer and more humid conditions, potatoes are at a higher risk of potato blight. To protect them we need to protect their wild relatives like these tiny tubers. @CropTrust #KewFood
Brought into a 1930s setting, join us for an outdoor theatre performance of Shakespeareโ€™s bittersweet comedy Twelfth Night, a tale of passion, revenge and laughter ๐ŸŽญ ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book ticketsow.ly/2fzK50JhsWYwSV
Did you know..? The Waterlily House is the hottest and most humid environment at Kew (yes, it's even hotter than the Palm House!) It was completed in 1852 and is now a listed building ๐ŸŒบM
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