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Kew Millennium Seed Bank Boat Tour and Talk

Date 23.09.15

Time 6.30 - 8.00 - Boat tour / 8.00 - 9.00pm lecture

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini) / Arnolfini auditorium

Synopsis

Boat trip and lecture by Kew Millennium Seed Bank project

Details

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is an international conservation project coordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Its purpose is to provide an “insurance policy” against the extinction of plants in the wild by storing seeds for future use. In April 2007, it banked its billionth seed. This event will feature a boat tour to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden and a talk led by a representative from Kew who will discuss the project.

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£7 / £5 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email:: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk / www.arnolfini.org.uk

Boat tour leaves from Arnolfini. Booking is required via Arnolfini box office.


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