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Did you know..? The Palm House was built between 1844 and 1848. Today, important scientific work takes place in the Palm House, including DNA research and finding new medicines 🌱G
In need of some winter inspiration? Breathe in the crisp air and enjoy these seasonal highlights at Kew Gardens this winter: ow.ly/LKNC50HffVo
Whether you're walking off the Christmas lunch with a walk at Kew, or an amble through your local park, take a moment to appreciate the stark beauty of the wintry landscape this Boxing Day...
Wishing you all a very #MerryChristmas from everyone here at Kew ✨🎄 The Gardens are closed today, but we'll be back open again tomorrow in time for your Boxing Day walk!G
These may not look that inviting but the spiky seed heads of teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) are a favourite with goldfinches and other birds. They use their thin beaks to pick the tiny seeds from between the spikes. Discover more: ow.ly/BFHZ50COoSf
A distinctive plant with a romantic reputation, mistletoe has become a classic symbol of Christmas, but mistletoe isn't like a normal plant... it's parasitic. This means that it has to grow on other trees to survive. Discover more: ow.ly/QgXS50H41PC 🎄Q
Isn't winter magical?! ❄️ Transport yourself to the Gardens and enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of nature with our #SlowTV series, 'Slow Down with Kew' Watch the full winter episode here: ow.ly/ZpK350GnvUK
What's your favourite Christmas food? ✨ Whether you're a Brussels sprouts fan or adore mince pies, find out the hidden stories behind some of our festive favourites: ow.ly/3waz50H2T1m
What happens to Kew Gardens in winter? You might think this is a quiet time of year for Kew’s horticulturists, but it's quite the opposite! Find out more: ow.ly/17wJ50HfFcB ❄️
It's mulled wine season! 🍷🎄 From vanilla, to oranges and cinnamon, we've got a selection of mulled wine ingredients growing here at Kew. Learn more about the stars of this festive favouriteow.ly/aIXB50H2RZ4CHd
In case you missed it, catch up on the special @channel5_tv episode, Christmas Magic at Kew Gardens and discover what it takes to turn our beautiful Gardens into a winter wonderland 🎄❄️ 📺 Watch it hereow.ly/yFJN50Hc7RmE#ChristmasMagicipm
Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes but did you know there's more to these festive favourites than meets the eye? 🎄 Find out more:ow.ly/YopG50HavqkQB
🌹 Painting Expressive Roses in Watercolour 🖌️ Introduction to Botanical Painting: Vegetables 🌺 Capturing the Inner Beauty of Flowers in Pen & Ink Join expert botanical artists in partnership wi@DandCBooksoks and discover a range of online courseow.ly/PATe50He4KTw2iE
Lotuses aren't just famous for their flowers. They are incredibly water-repellent. Their ultrahydrophobic surface has inspired the creation of waterproof and stain-resistant clothing which mimics their leave structure. Find out more: ow.ly/4AbP50GYc7Q
If you can’t get enough of these celebratory plants, we think you’ll love Festive Flora ✨ This beautiful book is filled with 40 botanical paintings of festive plants from Kew’s Library and Archives. Discover the book: ow.ly/pTYI50Hc3W8
Plants have been used for thousands of years to celebrate special occasions 🎉 From the Mexican marigold to the Japanese cherry, discover 5 plants that play an important role in celebrations around the world:ow.ly/roMD50CMUtbwN
Our stunning new exhibition, Natural Reserve, explores the delicate relationship between humanity and the natural world through intricate, miniature artworks by internationally-renowned artist Zadok Ben-David. 📆 Until 27 March 2022 🎟️ Book nowow.ly/p5UM50H2MnN23D
Are you visiting #ChristmasAtKew? Our sponsors, @montezumas, have sweet treats available throughout the trail – from hot chocolate to tasty bars and buttons, all chocolate lovers are guaranteed to be satisfied! 🍫m
We’re proud to be one of the four charities partnering with the @guardian and @ObserverUK for their 2021 charity appeal. Together we can help protect those most affected by the climate crisis. Read more: ow.ly/KyBw50H874g @ejfoundation @PracticalAction @GreengrantsFund
Only 3 hours to go! 🎄 Discover what it takes to turn our beautiful Gardens into a winter wonderland in a special episode, Christmas Magic at Kew Gardens. 📺 Tonight on Channel 5 at 9p#ChristmasMagicil6
Tonight’s the night! 📺 Join us and@wakehurst_keww at 9pm on@channel5_tvv for a very special episode, Christmas Magic at Kew Gardens. We hope you enjoy it! �#ChristmasMagicisw
Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath using pine, ivy, holly and pine cones. 🌲 Florist Julie Bremner gives a step-by-step guide and shares her top wreath-making tips. Head over to our YouTube channel for the full tutorial:ow.ly/HDF650CCyhXP5
Now it’s December and many of the UK's #trees have shaken of their leaves for #winter, you have to wonder...🤔 Why do trees lose their#leavess? 🍂 Earlier this year we asked resident tree expert Cecil o@kewgardensns to find out why! 🍁#queensgreencanopyo3mG
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The Neoregelia margaretae is from the Bromeliad family. Some Bromeliads create their very own microhabitats and pools of water (tanks), which are used by poison dart frogs to raise their tadpoles. 📌 Spot this plant in our Princess of Wales ConservatoryJ
All of your purchases help Kew’s vital work around the world! 🔬 Thank you & Merry Christmas �zx
For a gift that keeps blooming all year round, why not treat someone you love to a Kew gift membership? 🌷 Find out more:ow.ly/fzYJ50H8E5Bnz
Whether it’s botanical-inspired gifts, books, or fashion, the online Kew Shop has something for everyone. 🎁 Discover the Kew Shop:ow.ly/1nVs50H8E7kF Last UK Standard Orders: Wednesday 15th Decemberw
Be part of the world’s most important conservation project by adopting a seed from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank as a gift for yourself or a loved one. We particularly love the Large Christmas Bell (Blandfordia grandiflora) 🔔 Adopt a seed:ow.ly/wVWt50H8E5mMV
As the countdown to Christmas begins, if you’re after a little gift inspiration, we’ve got some ideas that we think you’ll love. 🎁 Follow this thread to find out more �oq
We’re proud to be part of the @guardian & @ObserverUK charity appeal to support those most affected by the climate crisis. Our Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre works with local communities to help protect biodiversity and their livelihoods. Read more: ow.ly/nYfW50H873w
Did you know..? Hooked seed pods from burdock plants (Arctium) inspired the creation of Velcro. This is an example of ‘biomimicry’, where the natural world helps solve engineering challenges. FInd out more: ow.ly/4AbP50GYc7Q
Three waterfall plants have just been added, for the first time, to the @IUCNRedList - all assessed as Critically Endangered. Construction of hydroelectric dams at waterfalls and tourism look to pose major threats 👉kew.org/read-and-watch…Vy
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From your Swiss cheese plant to orchids and cacti, join us in the tropics of Princess of Wales Conservatory and learn how to propagate your houseplants at home: ow.ly/wnIT50DOKkm 🌿�B1
It's official! Our brand new Family Kitchen & Shop has opened! 🍽️🍄 Located next to the Children's Garden, this multi-sensory space offers a feast of delicious food and lets children explore where food comes from1a
Fancy learning how to draw a stunning stargazer lily? 🌺 Join Kew's botanical artist, Hazel Wilks, in partnership with@davidandcharless, in an online course to learn how to draw a flower to scale, showing its unique characteristics. More info:ow.ly/lem650GWx3SMD
If you could only have one houseplant for the rest of your life, what would it be? 👇
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We were delighted to welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury, @JustinWelby to our Gardens to plant this Chinese elm tree (Ulmus parvifolia) outside Kew Palace. This tree adds to our growing collection of over 14,000 trees. 🌳�0N
If you could only have one houseplant for the rest of your life, what would it be? 👇
Create an indoor jungle by propagating plants at home, using techniques straight out of our Kew Gardens nurseries: ow.ly/Gsum50GZq8f 🌱J
Today marks the end of #NationalTreeWeek... Time to test your tree-mendous knowledge! 🌳 Take the quiz:ow.ly/Ps5M50GZLsV9W
Many of the plants growing in the Princess of Wales Conservatory will grow happily in your home too 🌱 Here are 6 of our top picks for the perfect houseplant:ow.ly/tLVG50GZp8wsX
This #NationalTreeWeek we welcomed @DwayneFields and @PhoebeRSmith back to see how their sapling is doing which they planted a year ago! 🌳 @teamwetwoo#TreeWeekk5
Explore behind the scenes of our incredible Arboretum Nursery, where some of our 14,000 trees are born. 🌱🌳 Our experts use innovative technology to propagate and nurture these plants before they can go outside. #NationalTreeWeeke4x
Join @kmis_lectures and Georgi Ennis for a guide to protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands. #NationalTreeWeek 📆 6-7pm, 6 December 2021 🎟️Book ticketsow.ly/b3WL50GZN9KxmF
This #LostSpeciesDay we're remembering the St Helena olive (Nesiota elliptica) which is now extinct. All that remains is a sample of its DNA. If technology improves we may be able to bring this species back. Until then, our mission is to protect other plants from extinction.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory is the most complex glasshouse at Kew. There are ten computer-controlled climatic zones under one roof! 🌿 Discover more secrets about this extraordinary glasshouse:ow.ly/S2mu50GOJeg8W
Did you know..? Hooked seed pods from burdock plants (Arctium) inspired the creation of Velcro. This is an example of ‘biomimicry’, where the natural world helps solve engineering challenges. FInd out more: ow.ly/4AbP50GYc7Q
Fancy learning how to draw a stunning stargazer lily? 🌺 Join Kew's botanical artist, Hazel Wilks, in partnership with@davidandcharless, in an online course to learn how to draw a flower to scale, showing its unique characteristics. More info:ow.ly/lem650GWx3SMo
We're very excited to share that a special TV episode, Christmas Magic at Kew Gardens, will be coming to your screens this festive season! 🎄✨ 📺Airs o@channel5_tvtv, Tuesday, 14 December at 9p#ChristmasMagicitwitter.com/Channel5Press/…yq
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