London, UK, 23 September 2019 - Samples from Charles Darwin's personal herbarium, donated to Kew Gardens. Kew's Herbarium is one of the largest collection of preserved plants in the world with around 7 million specimens. The main historical building was buit in the 18th century.
Kew Gardens in southwest London are part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a botanical research and education institution, employing 1,100 staff. Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003 and its collection include 27,000 taxa of living plants, 8.3 million plant and fungal herbarium specimens, and over 40,000 species in the seed bank. In 2018 the organisation had 1,858,513 public visitors at Kew.
- Jeremie Souteyrat
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