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Spot the stunning flowers of the lily of Nepal (Lilium nepalense) in the Davies Alpine House

Issue110 Summer 2023

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DIRECTOR’S VIEW Enjoy our new trails and borders this summer P5

Discover

What to see and do at Kew – seasonal highlights, membership benefits, events, activities and exhibitions P6

NEW COLOURS, SCENTS

& DISPLAYS, p16 …and all drought tolerant. Welcome to the

Great Broad Walk Borders extension

HELPING PEOPLE FALL

BACK IN LOVE WITH

FORESTS, p40 Kew International Medal recipient Professor Suzanne Simard on healing the world’s forests

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PLANT BLINDNESS, p22

Why some people fail to notice plants. Plus, how a Kew scientist is testing indigenous plant medicines

A TRUE PATRON OF THE ARTS, p26 Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE talks about her botanical art collection and curating her latest exhibition at Kew

NATURAL, NATIVE & WILD, p32

Explore Kew’s hidden gem – our Natural Area filled with wildlife,

woodland and wetlands

LESS THIRSTY…JUST AS BEAUTIFUL, p36 Why we’re turning to resilient hydrangeas that can withstand drought

Check out your exclusive map of Kew Gardens, highlighting places featured in this issue P56

BEHIND THE SCENES Welcome to the wider world of Kew. Ellie Goulding in the Temperate House, researching nature-based solutions for climate change and solving a scientific mystery. Plus, meet a Youth Explainer

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CUTTINGS, p49 Bring Kew into your home. The perfect rose to grow, the science behind sowing seeds and the ‘no-dig method’.

Plus, new books and homeware

THE LAST WORD, p58 Writer Anna Lewington on inspiring children to engage with plants

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