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King Protea Protea cynaroides

With its massive, bowl shaped inflorescences, the king protea (Protea cynaroides) is one of the most spectacular members of the Proteaceae family, and as a result, has been designated the national flower of South Africa.

You can adopt this entire species for £2,000. Your donation will used to maintain the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, ensure this species is kept safe forever in the vaults, and to collect more species in the future.

In addition to receiving your adoption pack featuring your certificate and photograph of the species (this will be posted to you, or the recipient), you will also be invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst. You'll meet the staff and see the vaults where your species is stored.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Jill Taylor on 020 8332 3248 or

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