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London attractions: Learn to identify the autumnal flora and fauna of Kew Gardens

Published: Sunday 30th of September 2012

While summer is an inspiring time to visit Kew Gardens, the grounds are, if possible, even more beautiful in autumn.

Although the plants of the summer will have largely died out, the trees are turning a delightful array of earthly reds, golds and browns, and Kew is putting on a tree identification tour.

Running until Wednesday October 31st, visitors will be taught easy ways to identify trees, including some of those used by David Nash for his sculptures - which are another art installation currently being hosted by the Gardens.

If the chilly weather gets a bit much then head indoors to warm up with Portraits of leaves and fungi, paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

This truly remarkable exhibition features paintings of leaves done by a variety of artists, including Paul Jones, Brigid Edwards and Margaret Mee.

There are also several paintings of fungi, with most of these being works by Alexander Viazmensky.

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Posted by Georgina Black

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