Creating an American Prairie in the United Kingdom
The Royal Botanic Garden, Kew has built an American Prairie in their Wakehurst landscape. Wakehurst is also the location of the well-known Millennium Seed Bank, the centre of a global plant conservation partnership. Prairies are more effective at carbon storage than are forestlands, yet only 1% of this native ecology remains in the United States. As a botanic garden, Kew is committed to preserving the genetic diversity of plants, encouraging their visitors to - as they put it - "walk the world" through their conservation efforts. In this nline presentation by Ed Ikin, Deputy Director of Wakehurst, Head of Landscape, Horticulture & Research at the Royal Botanic Garden Kew Wakehurst, will join us from the United Kingdom to take us through the project and inspire us with 6 acres of British soil now growing a rainbow of American wildflowers and sweeping American grasses.
Tuesday, April 27, 2 p.m. (EST). $15; 20% discount for Gardens members and supporters with your discount code. Registration at https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/tjqw6w/. 919-668-1707, firstname.lastname@example.org
Duke Gardens members and supporters are invited to join us for Partnerships in Plant Conservation: A conversation with Ed Ikin and Annabel Renwick, curator of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at Duke Gardens. This discussion will be before the 2 p.m. public program. Further information will be sent in your monthly membership newsletter. Membership info: http://gardens.duke.edu/membership