Back when I lived in London, I remember skulking around Kew Gardens on one cool autumn day. It was a  lovely park and a lovely day. I never went back though. Strange really as I went past it on the District Line to Richmond countless, countless times.

This series of videos takes you behind the trees and the glasshouses into the back of house of this splendid treasure  of a place.

Spend five minutes with people who study fungus at Kew. I was glad that I did.

And then soak up the amazing work of the Seed Bankers, aiming to pass on our entire botanical heritage to future generations intact.

“Every seed bank should have a Wolfgang,” she says matter of factly.  Indeed.

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