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Kew Gardens  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew πŸ”¬ Centre of botanical science & research 🌿 World-famous garden πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London attraction Share your moments using #KewGardens

Hundreds of delicate alpine flowers called glory of the snow (Scilla forbesii) have naturalised on our lawns, creating a beautiful blanket of spring colour. #KewGardens #SpringAtKew #LondonInBloom #BotanicGarden

Have you met the resident Chinese water dragons in the Princess of Wales Conservatory? 🦎 Well done to @kostas.sak who spotted one and captured this wonderful picture! #KewGardens #BotanicGarden #Glasshouse #Reptiles

Did you know...? Lavender contains a substance called 'Linalool'. Linalool can affect some of the signals between nerve cells in the brain and help you to stay calm and unwind. #WorldSleepDay

Q. Where does Kew take its students to train them in the essential skills of plant and fungal discovery and exploration?

A. Madagascar 🌍
Discover more on our story! #KewGardens #Madagascar

Behind the scenes at Kew lies the tropical nursery, a biodiversity hotspot and home to an estimated 45,000 plants 🌱 The collections are grown to support and backup the display collections in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Palm House and Temperate House. They’re also used by botanists and scientists for study and research. #KewGardens

Have you spotted Purple toothwort (Lathraea clandestina) before? It's actually a root parasite... without leaves, it cannot make chlorophyll. Instead, it depends on the nearby walnut tree for its food 🌱#KewGardens

Sweet scents and soft colours 🌸 Did you know...? Many of Kew's magnolias date back to the early 1900s.

#KewGardens #Magnolia #BotanicGarden #LondonInBloom

No matter what time of year it is, the Davies Alpine House is always bursting with colour 🌱 #KewGardens

Designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees, the lights and sounds you experience in The Hive are triggered by bee activity in a real beehive at Kew. 🐝 #KewGardens .
πŸ“·: thanks to @louisejewersphysio

Pockets of Scilla forbesii are flowering outside the #TemperateHouse, providing a perfect source of pollen and nectar for the bees 🐝 #KewGardens

Carnivorous plants are adapted to attract, capture and digest a variety of small animals. They often grow in environments with acidic soils that are deficient in nutrients like nitrogen. To ensure they're survival, they've developed some clever mechanisms to catch prey so they can get the nutrients they need. #KewGardens #CarnivorousPlants

Costus barbatus, also known as spiral ginger is pollinated by hummingbirds and often used in cut flower arrangements too. It originates from Central America but has become widely cultivated around the world. #KewGardens #PalmHouse

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