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East London’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Offers Tours, Talks, Music and Food This Weekend

East London’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Offers Tours, Talks, Music and Food This Weekend

Londoners interested in urban food production and medicinal plants should head over to Nomad's medicinal field in Bethnal Green this weekend. An exciting series of talks from Phytology collaborators will

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New QueensWay Plan Reveals Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Plan Reveals Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

Zip-lines, ping-pong tables and a giant slide could be in Queens' future if The Friends of the Queensway have anything to say about it. The group revealed their vision to revamp an abandoned train track

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Artist David Nash Unveils Beautiful Sculptures Made From Fallen Trees at Kew Gardens

Artist David Nash Unveils Beautiful Sculptures Made From Fallen Trees at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a 326-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 30 minutes by Tube from central London. The gardens boast a soaring treetop walkway, galleries and iconic listed buildings. David Nash,

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Climate Change Could Wipe Out Coffee by 2080

Climate Change Could Wipe Out Coffee by 2080

Arabica Coffee photo from Shutterstock Coffee lovers, hold onto your cup; our beloved Arabica beans could face extinction due to climate change. A new study from Kew Gardens has shown that both rising

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

The soaring tree-centric superstructure was designed to weather extreme conditions while following the form of the forest, maintaining a balance with the surrounding gardens. The final construction, made

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London Without Bees: Conceptual Towers Shoot Pollen Spores Into the Wind

London Without Bees: Conceptual Towers Shoot Pollen Spores Into the Wind

This design comes on the heels of a controversial news report that cell phones are killing bees. Whether or not that is true, there is no question that bee populations have declined precipitously. This

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