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Transport yourself to the Palm House with Palace of Palms by @KateTeltscher 📖🌴 Discover the extraordinary story of… https://t.co/VkHWpxql0v
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7/9
2020
@KateTeltscher @Kew_LAA @BCLocalHistory @RLHS1985 The 3D effect. Original, full image is at https://t.co/DQ1xb4UwQO https://t.co/QDTBIgUCnF
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamIs this the earliest photograph of the tropical plant display inside Kew's Palm House? This fantastic 1860s image w… https://t.co/iiHw9wYyZ3
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7/8
2020
A really excellent festival happening this week! #HistSciFest https://t.co/hNBOACWEFD
7/6
2020
Having spent many hours in our Reading Room researching, we are delighted to see that our HRA @KateTeltscher's fant… https://t.co/AKUsSXcu9t @LGarden23 @Harvard Hi @LGarden23! Thanks for your interest and kind offer! If you send an email to archives@kew.org, we can then discuss :)
7/5
2020
#PlantHumanities, plant #VisualCultures: 1939 USSR scientists Semyon & Valentina #Kirlian develop #photography tech… https://t.co/L2aOh7IgWE
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7/2
2020
Today we celebrate Sir Joseph Hooker’s 203rd birthday🎉🎈🎂 Director of @kewgardens for 20 years, he succeeded his fat… https://t.co/ui5OuccfZz
6/30
2020
We are delighted to be hosting an intern from @Harvard this summer, working remotely on our Joseph Hooker collectio… https://t.co/Qpe2SznWdQ @diarmidf @NHM_Tring @NHM_London @kewgardens @UlsterMuseum This is fascinating! Thanks so much for letting us know… https://t.co/pG6KccMnwgOn this day in 1840, Sir William Jackson Hooker was appointed the first Director of Kew. A charming, ambitious netw… https://t.co/haQSwNPAw8
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6/29
2020
🌻 #PrideMonth Challenge 🌻 #PrideMonth is about to draw to a close 🏳️‍🌈 In celebration of the month, we asked the… https://t.co/WImi2k0MDV
6/26
2020
Joseph Hooker brought back an emperor penguin from his HMS Erebus Antarctic travels (1839-43). Now in Gallery 1… https://t.co/TOI3VGKWx4
6/23
2020
🌻 Arch'Ive ... 🌻 We've been missing our archives particularly this week 🗄️ So for this week's lockdown challeng… https://t.co/aFotptxTn2
6/19
2020
Happy #SussexDay to our friends down @wakehurst_kew! #FromTheArchives https://t.co/kUJqQq6cr9
6/16
2020
🌻 Works of Art 🌻 This week we let our art and conservation departments shine 🎨 We asked the team to share some… https://t.co/1u4PaWtshp
6/15
2020
Following the murder of George Floyd, there has been much reflection across Kew. Today, we commit to question, exam… https://t.co/zeG2vhvREX
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6/12
2020
Sending a massive THANK YOU to all our volunteers, past and present, in #VolunteersWeek2020. Without you, we would… https://t.co/qiybKd791A
6/7
2020
@Dallastattoocl1 @Dallastattoocl1 Unfortunately, we don't hold this title in our collection, however have you tried… https://t.co/S7ELcm10vI🌻 Spotted outside 🌻 Like so many of us - the team has had a lot of time to explore the world around them 🌍 Here… https://t.co/QCCU3vdtgy
6/5
2020
#PlantHumanities, #plant #landscapes: from #Arcadia to #AmericanPrairie, 250 years of landscape architecture & desi… https://t.co/gO6H6Wfbpz
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6/4
2020
🌻 Albums that keep us going 🌻 This week we asked the team to share their favourite tunes with us 💿 This might h… https://t.co/dmE2m7YB6A
5/29
2020
Reuniting 3 of Nathaniel Wallich's collections. Magnolia pterocarpa Roxb. as drawn by one of his artists from… https://t.co/59ysRp6P88
5/28
2020
🌻 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 🌻 This week we had a bit of a challenge for the team 🤔 #KindnessMatters is the has… https://t.co/0BQQzXCVfZ
5/22
2020
Damson #Plums (Prunus domestica insititia). This fruit is known for its distinctive rich flavor. #SciArt from Jakob… https://t.co/wIXZ9Vkon8
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team @MPSHeritage @MPSKew @kewgardens This is really interesting! We can see why the lakes might be tempting! There migh… https://t.co/A11epJ25Yw
5/21
2020
🌻 Baking for happiness 🌻 This week's social theme was a particular favourite for the staff member we gently call… https://t.co/US2W80c7qO
5/15
2020
#PlantThinking: news of an innovative collaboration between #Philosophy @RoyalHolloway, @Kew_LAA & @KewScience -… https://t.co/JyZRzifQUh
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5/11
2020
Marking #VEDay75 with a World War II archive image from @KewGardens https://t.co/1pE3UV6TIw
5/8
2020
🌻 Comfort food 🌻 The team has been whipping up some delicious meals at home to pass the time 🍳 Just look at the… https://t.co/OFcx32cWG7
5/7
2020
We may be closed for now, but you can still access many of the titles held in our library collection online via… https://t.co/mYfOQDtRTU
5/6
2020
#PlantHumanities, #plant #stories: Margaret #Mee - #botanical #artist, #explorer, #environmental #campaigner. Learn… https://t.co/WTbrAiWLoi
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5/5
2020
@MycoBookClub@HistSciArt @NHM_Library, Sorry, we are unfortunately unable to respond to enquiries at the current ti… https://t.co/1izoIgLo8f @RK_ct @TianaRbgkew Sorry Rupert, we are unfortunately unable to respond to enquiries or requests at the current ti… https://t.co/Zwj6RGLdFm @timutteridge @DeborahLambkin @kewgardens @KewScience @Kew_Asia @KewAmericas @KewAfrica @BritishCouncil Sorry… https://t.co/zKbquZJA3s
5/4
2020
🌻 #NationalGardeningWeek - Grown at home 🌻 To round off our celebration of National Gardening Week, look at what… https://t.co/6r7vFHiGtdProbably one of our favourite images #fromtheArchives of behind the scenes #horticulture @kewgardens Staff hard at… https://t.co/2kbomRXqrVToday's the day that "Species Plantarum" by Carolus Linnaeus was first published in 1753, and it is the formal star… https://t.co/eNggEoQLSY
5/1
2020
Celebrating our horticultural staff @kewgardens during #NationalGardeningWeek with this nice image #fromtheArchiveshttps://t.co/lflAw2Dd3jMissing the sounds of scholarly activity in our Reading Room? 🕮 Try this website "Sounds of the Bodleian", with a c… https://t.co/6u49dXZig3
4/30
2020
Happy #NationalGardeningWeek 🌷🌻🌳🍅🍓 In celebration here is an image #fromtheArchives of some female gardeners… https://t.co/22EQCusVu2This month's book is 'Rust, Smut, Mildew & Mould' by M. C. Cooke (5th edition, 1886). Find it on @BioDivLibrary at… https://t.co/w6RwP0GuWG
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team @MycoBookClub Thanks for letting us know @MycoBookClub! Looks fascinating and we'd love to learn more about Cooke 🍄#PlantHumanities, #plant #VisualCultures: #botanical #drawings as proxy #specimens, used by #herbarium #botanists i… https://t.co/xH9FelyMdn
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4/29
2020
On 21 Apr 1840, former @kewgardens Director, Sir J.D. Hooker described his 1st ever sighting of penguins as looking… https://t.co/tqD3olP4o7
4/25
2020
'Collecting the boundaries of art in the Science Museum Group': #art meets #science in this great collaborative… https://t.co/1aBPVBHfQu
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4/24
2020
🌻 #ReadingHour picks🌻 Happy #WorldBookNight 📖 #ReadingHour has just begun! Come join us and many others in read… https://t.co/nnnT22XpNl#WorldBookNight is upon us 📖 As part of the celebrations we too are taking part in the #ReadingHour! Join us and m… https://t.co/cpBSKUJeUf
4/23
2020
Celebrating #NationalTeaDay with a photo from the #Archives of the Tea Pavilion @KewGardens. A set tea used to be s… https://t.co/Fc602xaRdk#PlantHumanities, #plant #stories: 'An Introduction to Botany in a Series of Familiar Letters' (1796) by… https://t.co/RAmZd8QTxe
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4/21
2020
We are over the moon, head over heels, completely made up to announce our podcast #OnTheRecord will return for seri… https://t.co/KD4eJnSJZ2
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamWe won this fabulous award @WSAoffice and are so excited to be in the final 45 winners out of 7,000 entries in 8 ca… https://t.co/QpYmZAvYWY
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4/17
2020
A number of our staff are now on special ‘furlough’ leave under the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, so we will b… https://t.co/utrUPiuxic
4/15
2020
@tlpcouvreur @KewMobileMuseum @anaritagsimoes @RoyalHolloway @RHGeoHumanities @KewScience Hi Thomas, yes you can fi… https://t.co/OLXKRg321O#PlantHumanities, #plant #VisualCultures: Carl von #Martius #atlas ‘Historia naturalis palmarum’ (1823-50) #art &… https://t.co/pm80U10dAZ
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamMillais's Ophelia (1851-2) with plant species identified (mostly) https://t.co/xC2hEOvBIw https://t.co/cUocbnKE3a
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4/13
2020
@jamesinealing @royalacademy Dracup's use of a black background is similar to that of earlier artists such as Johan… https://t.co/UMS017zNY8 @jamesinealing @royalacademy Thankyou for highlighting these James! It is difficult to tell the quality of the imag… https://t.co/nAHledaHZR
4/9
2020
Allium or alien? Hard to tell with this #woodcut from a 1536 #herbal from the rare books collection @RHSLibraries [… https://t.co/dfk6Ujn7Nm
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamIris lineata, a seldom grown regelia Iris, with stunning colour combinations @kewgardens alpine nursery https://t.co/8QsJVwDQNy
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4/8
2020
One of the most important things that librarians do is build collections. And as one of the founding members of… https://t.co/bIB8owtjbw
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team#PlantHumanities – it’s a thing! Watch this space for a celebration of what happens when #arts, #humanities, and… https://t.co/4N0CSXKiyE
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team @BillJBaker @IPNI_UK @KewScience @kewgardens 👻👻👻👻!!Got a spooky frisson on a solitary patrol of Kew #herbarium last week. Here's the hidden fireplace where Joseph Hoo… https://t.co/goeSu6Jpqx
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamHave you ever noticed that the Palm House looks like the upturned hull of a ship? That’s because the architects bor… https://t.co/mq22eR1u3A
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamTo celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth's birth, we're exploring the history of daffodils. Even t… https://t.co/nXvw2E2tf7
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamThe Dance of the Man Orchid. This cheerful little scene from A catalogue of rare or remarkable phaenogamous plants,… https://t.co/TkUWynZrIQ
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4/7
2020
Have you got involved in #NatureDrawingClub @NHM_London yet? What a talented bunch you are! Why not dig out your pe… https://t.co/gTGI11zkHN
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team#MycologyMonday: "Histoire des champignons comestibles et vénéneux" details the characteristics of a variety of edi… https://t.co/4ZpkZ7hN0P
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team @jamesinealing @sallyhinch @Kizzle_R_J @kewgardens The image also appears in 📚 The Story of Kew Gardens photobook,… https://t.co/7TxrkMcYIQ @jamesinealing @sallyhinch @Kizzle_R_J Thanks James - yes this photograph is from the collections here @kewgardenshttps://t.co/CXynZuSAGY🌻 Comfort activities 🌻 Here is what the team has been doing for comfort & relaxation this last week. How about you… https://t.co/8UhHKG1hhP
4/6
2020
File this under: simple and attainable garden design goals for your time in isolation 😏 📷 c.1915 https://t.co/KDvSos2ODH
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamWe’re pleased to confirm that we will be giving everyone free access to our digitised collections very soon, but it… https://t.co/dxtfvwXxDJ
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamLast May, our Anniversary Meeting was pre-recorded and played to the Fellowship. We were unsure of how it would be… https://t.co/Ae5T4ALG7F
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team🎥: Discover how Kew's botanical illustrators capture specimens with exquisite and accurate detail. ✏️ https://t.co/UU7ZaipB7g
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamOur latest film is perfect for armchair travellers, so take a seat and follow our team of Kew scientists and hortic… https://t.co/ePlVIpb7S9
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamA great new blog post from @nlagovau on the trials & tribulations of publishing the official account of James Cook’… https://t.co/gq0gjU1jbr
4/3
2020
Unfortunately it is no longer possible to visit #ForgottenMasters @WallaceMuseum but it *is* possible to see our… https://t.co/IiTYLsFC1j
4/2
2020
Martin Schongauer’s studies of peonies are among the earliest surviving northern European botanical studies drawn f… https://t.co/R9YDNQXaHj
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA Team🌻 Comfort Reads 🌻 Last week was a tough one - luckily we had access to some wonderful books for comfort! 📚 Some… https://t.co/JOUEzHJy7C
4/1
2020
We’ve really enjoyed discovering the daily routine of Charles Darwin via @MyDearDarwin #WorkingFromHome He seems t… https://t.co/0l0NbRCtBKBotanist Anne Pratt concludes our #WomenInSTEM feature for #WomensHistoryMonth. Pratt, one of the most prominent bo… https://t.co/0fcAOSWbb0
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3/31
2020
Are your crayons ready? For #WildflowerHour some uncoloured prints from Maria Merian's 'Insects of Europe', 1730. D… https://t.co/ow6re2bv4z
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamOne of the last tasks before the temporary closure of Kew herbarium was to ensure the many cupboards housing the pr… https://t.co/gKE9elD4He
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamMobile museums in the time of #Corona: fantastic resource for viewing the world's #museums from your laptop:… https://t.co/HigpQ3NzOC
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3/30
2020
When you finally find the time to organize that messy corner, but then halfway through, you decide it's time to do… https://t.co/ZmgpyKsJS7
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3/27
2020
Some calming #Japanese #flower arranging for Thursday morning. @theUL looks after one of the finest collections of… https://t.co/Aa9kaEyHBH
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamEvery Thursday we will highlight a great talk from our past Evening Meetings 🥳 Today we have 'Murder Most Florid' b… https://t.co/HaOR8oUZa0
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamFind our more at Professor Emerita Maura Flannery's (@flannerm) blog 'Herbarium World'. https://t.co/RpkFWxA82o#BornOnThisDay Conrad Gessner (1516) Swiss Botanist, Renaissance man, and polymath. Gessner was the first to de… https://t.co/BNlxb83Bxz
3/26
2020
Help to transform biodiversity research from the comfort of your sofa... and check out some amazing images at the… https://t.co/xSwvbUKXfC
3/24
2020
I will be working from my home in London for the foreseeable. Here are a couple of my latest Australian Nicotiana n… https://t.co/sGKTHEyH3I
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamStudies have observed that just looking at a picture of green space can reduce stress levels. 🌿 If you're stuck at… https://t.co/ilYgXn0F6Q
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamOur colleague Lee has started a home lecture series for all your #mycology needs! 🍄 https://t.co/5obBXvnXc6
3/23
2020
Our physical collections are currently closed and it may not be possible to provide the information and resources t… https://t.co/hlTO6ZmbyoWe're very excited to let you know that we're planning to create an on online virtual #RHSChelsea from 18-23 May. W… https://t.co/bdweLUtVFJ
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamYou can search all open access content on JSTOR without a login - there's more than 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journ… https://t.co/YELNpoF1vQ
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamOur Gardens are open for those who are able to enjoy time in the fresh air, however we are closing our buildings &… https://t.co/l9exopOJ3v
Retweeted by Kew Gardens LAA TeamLooking for an educational activity to do online around nature art? Tagging images in the #BHLib Flickr with specie… https://t.co/c7ntLU5rpM
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3/20
2020

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