Kew Gardens funding a ‘recipe for failure’

Budget cuts, restrictive government funding, rising costs and reduced donations have led to the loss of more than a hundred jobs and raised fears over the botanic gardens’ ability to sustain its ‘world class science’

by Rachel Salvidge
Stop-start funding 'risks eroding Kew’s value and effectiveness', according to the Royal Society (photograph: Karel Miragaya/123RF)
Stop-start funding 'risks eroding Kew’s value and effectiveness', according to the Royal Society (photograph: Karel Miragaya/123RF)

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