Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership is the largest ex-situ plant conservation project in the world.
Kew has managed to 'bank' a staggering 10% of the world's wild plant species in its purpose-built building at Wakehurst Place, Sussex and also in partner seed banks around the world. The aim is to try to save 25% of the world's wild plant species by 2020. Kew targets plants in regions that are most at risk of climate change and the ever-increasing impact of human activities.
Thompson & Morgan works in partnership with Kew offering the Kew Collection of Flowers, Kew Kids and the Urban Garden Collection.
The Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition gives in insight into the invaluable work carried out to collect and preserve seeds for use in scientific research and possible reintroduction into the wild. Look out for the 'seed wall', the interactive touch-screen exhibition and children's activities. Wakehurst Place itself is well worth a visit too, with 465 acres of woodlands and ornamental gardens and an Elizabethan mansion.
Wakehurst Place is open every day from 10am except 24th and 25th December.
Click here for more information about the Millennium Seed Bank partnership.
Images courtesy of RBG, Kew