News from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank
Browse the latest news from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and find out more about how we're helping to save plant life around the world. We focus our efforts on plant species threatened with extinction and of most use in the future.
04 May 2011
A botanist at one of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partners, the Kunming Institute of Botany, has rediscovered two populations of a primrose which was thought to be extinct in the wild.14 likes
11 Apr 2011
On a recent trip to Angola, UK Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham MP, presented tree seeds from the Millennium Seed Bank to the Agostinho Neto University in Luanda.0 likes
23 Mar 2011
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership team in Georgia made an exciting discovery in October last year when local nature lovers alerted the team to the presence of cyclamen in a district in West Georgia.23 likes
15 Mar 2011
Samara is the newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.2 likes
22 Dec 2010
A rare UK native plant has been ‘adopted’ by the Uckfield Community Technology College, with the seeds safely stored in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst.15 likes
17 Dec 2010
We have just launched brand new webpages for Kew's ‘Difficult’ Seeds Project, which supports crop gene banks and farmers in the conservation of plants used for food and agriculture in Africa. The webpages contain information about the project and 160 profile pages for species that have been identified as being difficult to handle, store or use.0 likes
10 Dec 2010
A new partnership involving Kew and led by The Global Crop Diversity Trust announced a major global search to find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of essential food crops, to help protect global food supplies against the imminent threat of climate change, and strengthen future food security.5 likes
01 Jan 2010
Conservationists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank have collected the seed of intrepid little giant, a truly remarkable plant.1 like
01 Jan 2010
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered Australian grassland paper daisy (Leucochrysum albicans).2 likes
01 Jan 2010
The Threatened Flora Seed Centre collected seed from Acacia chapmanii in December 2000 from the Drummond Nature Reserve, when the population was considered to be at risk.
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05 Dec 2013
Kew's paper conservators Emma Le Cornu and Eleanor Hasler had to think big when treating a linocut of the Pagoda by Edward Bawden. Here they explain how this damaged artwork was returned to its former glory in the conservation studio.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
18 May 2010
Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.
14 Sep 2011
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announced today that Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will step down in autumn 2012 after six years in the job.