MR. J. E. ELLIS
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether for several years there has been no official guide obtainable at Kew Gardens; if so, how this arises, and when will the want be supplied?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. PLUNKET,) Dublin University
The official guide to the Royal Gardens at Kew, which is at present out of print, is under revision. During the last two years the changes consequent on the re-arrangement of the Collection have been so extensive that it was thought better to suspend the publication of a guide which in such a period of transition would only mislead and be a cause of disappointment; but now that the re-arrangement of the Collection is drawing near its completion, the new guide has been put in hand, and I am informed by the Director (Dr. Dyer) that he hopes he may be able to get it out by next summer.