Meet Kew Gardens’ maverick Senior Botanical Horticulturalist, Carlos Magdalena at Castle House Hotel. He will be talking about his book The Plant Messiah and his mission to save the planet, one flower at a time before it’s too late. Carlos will talk about what it is like to work at one of the world’s most prestigious gardens.
Carlos will also talk about what it is like to work at one of the world’s most prestigious gardens and signing copies of his book which will be on sale. Talk and two-course lunch and coffee £35.
Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. Founded in 1840, its collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the gardens and inside its many glasshouses. Its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants. It is one of London’s top tourist attractions and is a World Heritage Site.