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The Kew Mutual Improvement Society was established in 1871 under the auspices of Joseph Dalton Hooker. The Society programmes a season of horticultural lectures for the benefit of student gardeners at Kew.
A seed collecting expedition in Titahi Bay, New Zealand, marks the beginning of an extensive collecting programme that the New Zealand Indigenous Flora Seed Bank Group will conduct in partnership with RBG Kew.
The World's Most Valuable Bank - What is Nature Worth was a Kew Patrons event that took place in November 2013. The panel discussed the economic value of our planet's natural resources, and questioned what price we can put on nature
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University have produced the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).