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Autumn 2019 Contents



7 News A round-up of the latest stories from Kew, with an insider’s view from our director, Richard Deverell

13 Your Kew Some of the best photos of the Gardens, taken by you!

15 In store Browse Kew’s latest books and seasonal gifts, and make the most of your members’ discount

62 What’s on Join in, learn and have fun at Kew and Wakehurst throughout autumn and winter

72 My Kew: Dame Amelia Fawcett Our new chair of trustees reveals why she loves Kew

16 Life in art Dr Shirley Sherwood shares her 30-year passion for contemporary botanical art

24 The time traveller’s garden Journey through the ages exploring plant evolution in Kew’s newest garden

30 HOT house plants Dramatic and unusual plants for you to grow at home and seek out in Kew’s glasshouses

36 Shades of grey Get black-and-white inspiration, and don’t miss the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition deadline

40 Appetite for change A chef’s-eye view of how we can all help to improve food production and sustainability

44 Treasury of trees Celebrate autumn by going in search of six of Kew’s most remarkable trees

50 Man on a mission Who is Kew’s new director of science and what are his ambitions for Kew?

52 Search and rescue Explore the many ways Kew is helping to save endangered plants from extinction

58 Just the tonic! Drink in the sparkling botanical history of tonic water

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C u t t l e

S a r a h


H a r r i s o n

: C h r i s t i n a

I m a g e s

Discover the key role of quinine in the story of tonic water on p58








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