Kew Gardens plans to restore wild flower meadows

17th August 2011
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Greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to hear that Kew Gardens has announced plans to help restore the UK's wild flower meadows.

According to the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, the meadows in country's lowlands have been in decline since World War II.

The organisation plans to take rare specimens of wild flowers, produce millions of seeds and provide them to horticultural companies in what they are calling the 'UK native seed hub'.

Kew director Professor Stephen Hopper believes it is critical that seeds are stored in the Millennium Seed Bank in order to aid this project.

"It is essential that we use the collection and our expertise to assist the restoration of lost habitats and the reintroduction of lost species to provide a better environment for future generations."

Kew Gardens, famed for its greenhouses, is a scientific organisation which aims to be at the forefront of any new developments in the plant world which may affect society. ADNFCR-1495-ID-800702196-ADNFCR

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