North American Landscape

Kew at the British Museum

10 May – 25 November 2012

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How to make American pancakes


Bea's recipe:


250 g plain flour
50 g caster sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
500 ml buttermilk
50 g melted butter

To serve

Maple syrup



Preparation method

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together and stir until well-combined
  2. Add all wet ingredients and stir until the batter is completely wet, but not over mixed – lumps are okay
  3. In a non-stick skillet on medium heat, spoon some of the mixture and cook for two minutes on each side
  4. Serve with maple syrup

How to plant a window box

Follow the build: time lapse video

Time lapse of landscape build

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Other photos from the landscape build

  • A digger preparing the landscape

  • Kew experts planning the build

  • Planting a tree

  • A lonely JCB in the early landscape

  • Reflection of the British Museum

  • Planning

  • Planting the landscape

  • The pots stack up as work continues

  • Preparing the marshland or just too much rain?

  • A damp Kew expert

  • Sunlit pitcher plants, sarracenia sp.

  • Flowers of the landscape

  • Landscape walkway

  • Pitcher plants in the landscape

  • Applying some finishing touches to the landscape