There’s a subject that won’t leave our mind this week, and that subject is a garden. The garden is, however, rather special and a little larger than average…
A world leader in conservation and botanical science, with over 250 years of history The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are a wonder. This is under threat, due to Government funding cuts that will cost up to 120 posts with a £5M deficit. Why should we save Kew? Sir David Attenborough was recently quoted as saying:
"Kew has an absolutely crucial role in looking after our botanical heritage and our botanical future. The important thing to remember is that it is the premiere botanical gardens in the world scientifically. People who think it is just a place to go to look at pretty flowers and flower beds are mistaking the importance of Kew Gardens. The Seed Bank is of world importance and it should be supported by the Government like a proper institution or university and the continuing idea that Kew Gardens is merely a playground and that you just put up the prices to look after it is a misguided assessment of the value of Kew. The Government and the scientific departments should recognise that and support it properly."
Our photo(s) this week are therefore taken in Kew. These giant fungi are by Tom Hare, who uses Willow to create amazing sculptures. Let’s hope that the opportunities continue within Kew for everyone to see..
Love Kew? Sign the petition at Change.org to let your view be heard:
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Photos by Stephen Curry.
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