Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, speaks at our Healthy Cities forum

Kew's metal hive

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is speaking at our 'Healthy Cities' forum on 9th October in the Royal Victoria Docks, London.

Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site with landscapes and architecture preserved from every stage of the garden's history. With over 8.5 million items, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world, representing 95% of known flowering plant genera and more than 60% of known fungal genera.

Scientists at Kew believe there is still much to be understood about the way plants and fungi can help solve critical challenges. This month they have released concerning research describing the impact of climate change on coffee farming in Ethiopia, predicting that 60% of the coffee growing area could be unsuitable for production if warming continues.