KEW GARDENS – TOMORROW – SATURDAY, 22 MAY 2010 ONE DAY ONLY
KEW GARDENS is celebrating the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BIODIVERSITY tomorrow. THIS IS A LAST MINUTE ”Heads-up.”
Tomorrow is the perfect to visit Kew Gardens. Learn more about Kew’s role in safeguarding biodiversity with free guide walking tours and hands-on sessions.
Consider the following QUESTIONS:
What is biological diversity? Why is it important? Why do we keep losing species at exceptional speed?
What will be the consequences? What are the costs? And how can we reverse this trend?
Find out how Kew is answering these questions and join in the celebrations today.
HANDS-ON SESSION – PLANTS BACK FROM THE BRINK
Drop into the Secluded Garden glasshouse to see examples of critically endangered plants brought back from the brink of extinction by Kew’s scientists, horticulturists ,and Kew’s international partners in those countries upon whose biodiversity we are collaborating so as to conserve species and habitats. From 10am to 6pm Kew’s guides will fascinate you with incredible stories behind each of the plants, including the smallest waterlily in the world from Rwanda and cafe marron from Rodrigues. Where? SECLUDED GARDEN GLASSHOUSE. Admission is free.
FILM: PLANTS BACK FROM THE BRINK: We all need plants. They provide the air we breathe, generate clean water, and supply many of our foods and medicines. But plants are endangered, some of them critically, and there is an urgent need to help them survive. Watch this inspiring film featuring Kew’s Director, Professor Stephen Hopper at the Princess of Wales Conservatory to discover how Kew is bringing plants back from the brink of extinction.
TOURS: FREE GUIDED TOURS – BIODIVERSITY – what is it all about?
Catch one of these tours and learn why biodiversity is so important to life on earth and how Kew’s scientists and horticulturists are rescuing plants that otherwise would become extinct.
Tours start at the guides’ desk at VICTORIA PLAZA through the day tomorrow, Saturday
Times: 10am, 11am, 11:30am, 12 noon, 12:20pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 4pm. limited to 15 people per tour.
NOTE: One in four known species of wild plants is under threat. Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is the world’s most ambitious plant conservation initiative and has enormous potential for future conservation. Kew is asking the public to ADOPT A SEED, SAVE A SPECIES’ CAMPAIGN.
I am rushing to get this post on the blog so our readers will have this event as an option for tomorrow’s activities.
I am an avid gardener and beekeeper. I am very supportive of KEW GARDENS and their efforts.
Heads up! This event takes place tomorrow.