Network with peers and colleagues at the Millennium Seed Bank Project, Haywards Heath, this September.
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP or MSB), formerly known as the Millennium Seed Bank Project, is the largest ex situ plant conservation programme in the world coordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. After being awarded a Millennium Commission grant in 1995, the project commenced in 1996, and is now housed in the Welcome Trust Millennium Building situated in the grounds of Wakehurst Place, West Sussex. Its purpose is to provide an "insurance policy" against the extinction of plants in the wild by storing seeds for future use.
The outline Programme (17:00 – 20:30) is:
Standing Reception - CIArb South West Branch Summer Event
Behind the Scenes’ Tour of the Millennium Seed Bank led by one of the in-house scientists
Canapes and reception in MSB Atrium 1
Also includes: all day entry into Wakehurst for all guests and free car parking