Great Storm of 1987 gave Kew scientists unique opportunity for research

New planting systems, rejuvenated collections and research shared worldwide were positive by-products of the 1987 Great Storm at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Wakehurst.

by Sarah Cosgrove
RBG Kew on a calmer day. Image: HW
RBG Kew on a calmer day. Image: HW

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