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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (Wakehurst)
United Kingdom - West Sussex - Haywards Heath
Institution Code: K
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The Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst
About the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (Wakehurst)
Wakehurst Place, in the beautiful High Weald of Sussex, is an outstanding botanic garden and conservation area, managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
At Wakehurst Place, there is great emphasis on conservation, with the Millennium Seed Bank - the world's most ambitious conservation project, firmly established; with the Loder Valley Nature Reserve embracing three major types of local habitat; woodland, meadowland and wetland; and the Francis Rose Reserve, probably the first nature reserve dedicated to mosses, liverworts, lichens and filmy ferns (Cryptogams) in Europe.