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Seeds stored in jars in a cold room in the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst

Welcome to the Millennium Seed Bank blog.

There is a lot going on behind the scenes at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) - not only here at Wakehurst but also with our partners all over the globe. We will be blogging about our seed collecting trips, local events, research projects and discoveries as well as everyday goings on.

We currently have seeds from more than 30,000 species of wild plants in long-term storage and continue to receive seed collections from all over the world. It is an amazing place to work and we hope to share our passion for seed conservation with you via our blogs.

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    Seed conservation training...

    Thu, 29 May 2014

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    In March this year Kew's South African partners organised an ex situ conservation workshop...

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    Preserving Britain’s meadows

    Fri, 23 May 2014

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    Wildflowers, scything and cider – the Meadow’s Festival at Wakehurst has finally arrived....

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    Seed drying for long-term...

    Wed, 7 May 2014

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    Sarah Cody writes about the importance of seed drying for successful long-term seed storage.

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    Conserving useful plants...

    Wed, 26 Mar 2014

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    In a recent trip to Kenya the Useful Plants Project (UPP) team reviewed the community-based...

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    Seed collecting workshop...

    Mon, 10 Feb 2014

    Millennium Seed Bank

    Elinor Breman, Species Collections Support Officer at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (MSB)...

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    Collecting for the...

    Wed, 4 Dec 2013

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    As autumn turns to winter, Project Officer Simon Kallow looks back on the first season of...

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    Orchids in the mist

    Wed, 13 Nov 2013

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    Sarah Cody explores the valuable contribution that visiting researchers to the Millennium...

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    Controlled pollination

    Mon, 4 Nov 2013

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    Our horticultural team is carrying out controlled pollinations in the Display Houses. Seed...

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    Seed collecting in the...

    Tue, 29 Oct 2013

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    Teresa Gil, European Partnership Officer from Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Partnership,...

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    From gladiators to Grolsch...

    Fri, 20 Sep 2013

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    Inspired by Kew's Incredibles Festival, Sarah Cody shares some lesser-known facts about...

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    Volunteering at the...

    Fri, 13 Sep 2013

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    Ever considered volunteering to help at Kew's world-leading Millennium Seed Bank? Jean...

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