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The Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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Scientists work carefully woth the seeds

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The automated winnower quickly seperates out all the unwanted plant material

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Individaul seeds must be delicately removed

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Sorting and cleaning the seeds

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Testing out different germination techniques

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The seeds must pass a series of stringent tests

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The Vault where the seeds are carefully stored

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Part of the seed storing process

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Rigorous examination of the seeds is required

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Depending on their size the seeds are stored in glass vials or jars ready for banking

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Visitor Centre

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MSB Storage Vaults

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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MSB Scientists at work

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Ranunculus arvensis

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Scandix pecten venems

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Bupleurum rotundifolium

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Medicago polymorpha

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Paraisometrum mileense

credited to Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

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Native habitat of Paraisometrum mileense

credited to Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS

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Mini seed bank

 

Half term activities

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Iris Dell 3

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Iris Dell 3

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