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Kew Millennium Seed Bank

Here comes the sun!

At the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB)  we grow our seedlings in the nursery. Just like human babies, young plants need a lot of care! Spring is the busiest season in the glasshouses, where thriving seedlings quickly take over any free space. It is a treat to watch these tiny plants flourish and incredibly rewarding to […]

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Time to get growing!

It’s one thing having billions of seeds stored safely for future research and conservation. Converting these seeds into healthy seed-bearing plants for restoration is another challenge! At the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB), germination testing is a key process for long-term seed quality monitoring and, importantly, it enables us to find the ideal conditions to promote […]

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Frozen in Time

It’s one thing having billions of seeds stored safely for future research and conservation. Converting these seeds into healthy seed-bearing plants for restoration is another challenge! At the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB), germination testing is a key process for long-term seed quality monitoring and, importantly, it enables us to find the ideal conditions to promote […]

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