State of the World's Plants Symposium 2017 at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Lecture, Thu 25 - Fri 26 May 2017
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|Mon 23 Jan - Sun 31 Dec||Introduction to the Gardens|
|Wed 1 Mar - Sun 30 Apr||Spring into Life daily themed walk|
|Sat 1 - Tue 18 Apr||Moomins are coming to Kew Gardens|
|Sun 2 Apr||Hooker at Kew Themed Daily Walk|
|Mon 3 Apr||Introduction to planting design|
|Thu 6 Apr||Hooker at Kew Themed Daily Walk|
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
|Thu 25 - Fri 26 May 2017||10:30 to 16:00|
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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.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Wheelchairs available