1 June 2022

Watch: What is a living laboratory?

5 June 2022 marks World Environment Day, and the theme is ‘Only One Earth’. Find out how we’re tackling the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change by transforming Wakehurst into a living laboratory.

Two researchers in the woodland at Wakehurst surrounded by bluebells, working with cameras and a computer

Our scientists have embarked on Nature Unlocked, a major research project at Wakehurst, our wild botanic garden in Sussex. 

We’re using Wakehurst's 535-acre biodiverse site to explore nature-based solutions across four key research pillars: Carbon, Pollination, Hydrology and Wellbeing. 

Watch our new animation below to see science in action at Wakehurst.

Read & Watch