1945 - Today: Modern Kew
Post-war Britain saw hardship, rationing and a degree of privation.
Initially Kew relied on grants and gifts for capital projects. As
time passed, funds became available for major restorations as well
as some new works. A welcome expansion came with the lease and management
of Wakehurst Place in Sussex, to become Kew's sister estate in the
country. It was during this period, too, that the conservation ethic
came strongly to the forefront of Kew's thinking.
Find out more.....
George Taylor & the Bicentennial
and 80s - new glasshouses
1990s and Kew's conservation ethic
into the 21st century
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