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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Lecture, Thu 25 - Fri 26 May 2017


Kew Gardens

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This year’s State of the World’s Plants will have a special focus on Madagascar – exploring the country’s unique biodiversity and examining how we can tackle threats to it.

The symposium will be based around six themed sessions, each comprising talks from invited experts followed by a panel Q&A to discuss the emerging issues:

Madagascar: megadiverse and misunderstood – how can we hope to reverse threats to biodiversity?
The immediate risk of extinction: climate change won’t matter if everything has already died out…
Wildfires: a necessary evil?
Invasive plants: born to invade?
From field to healed: how do we detect the medicinal plants of the future?
Valuing nature: which plant species are most valuable?
Other highlights of the programme include:

poster session and drinks reception – 25 May
symposium dinner (optional) – 25 May
'behind the scenes' tours of Kew's collections (optional) – 26 May

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 25 - Fri 26 May 2017 10:30 to 16:00


Registration: £150



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Map reference: TQ 187773  Lat: 51.48254 Long: -0.29120

Public transport is very convenient and there is limited parking. Victoria Gate, the principal gate, is on Kew Road (A307) and is a 7 minute walk from Kew Gardens Station.
Tube : Kew Gardens
Train : Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge
Bus: 65, 237, 267, 391
Car:Coming from the south or west on the A316 or M3 motorway (which becomes the A316) turn left at the Richmond roundabout onto Kew Road (A307). You will see the Pagoda to your left - park in a permitted place, alongside the Gardens, on Kew Road.
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Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available