Botanic gardens around the world are visited by 300 million people every year. Beautiful as the gardens may be, many people are unaware of the significance of the scientific work that goes on behind the scenes, and what a botanic garden can tell us about ourselves and our planet.
In this member-exclusive event, Dr Sharon Willoughby – Head of Interpretation at Kew – will take us back into the past and fast-forward to the future to discuss 10 significant moments in time for the botanical world. This fascinating talk will focus on the importance of plants to all life on Earth and how botanic gardens have a vital role to play as we look forwards to unprecedented levels of global change.
Dr Willoughby’s love of nature makes her a truly inspiring speaker and this is a chance to find out about the past, present and future of the natural world from a real expert.