The Importance of Seeds: Seed Banking for Conservation at Kew*

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The Importance of Seeds: Seed Banking for Conservation at Kew*

Location: South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA
Join the Bracknell Forest Natural History Society in the Recital Room at South Hill Park for a talk on the importance of seeds

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7:30pm - 9:30pm
A static map of The Importance of Seeds: Seed Banking for Conservation at Kew*

About the event

The Importance of Seeds: Seed Banking for Conservation at Kew

Laura Jennings is a botanist working in the Kew Herbarium on the taxonomy and conservation of endemic plants from Southern Indonesia (Wallacea). Jamie Preston is the Lead Ranger at National Trust Runnymede.

This ‘double act’ will cover a short history of Kew as a botanic garden and what a herbarium is. It will then focus on seed banking at Kew, from forming a partnership… to the collected seeds going into the bank. Two totally diverse examples of these partnerships will be conservation in Indonesia, using the herbarium to identify and map where endemic species occur - and Kew’s new seed collecting programme for meadow restoration at Runnymede.

 

*This is an event organised by Bracknell Forest Natural History Society and not BBOWT. Please contact the organiser directly for more details.

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BFNHS Members: £1 at the door
Visitors Welcome: £3 at the door

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