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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
17 Aug 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:51:31
Description
This week’s edition of Our Kind of Town is presented by Rodney Bennett looking at Kew Gardens - its history, importance including for study and research, and day to day running. Visits the gardens and talks to: Director Professor Pat Brennan; Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium, Grenville Lucas; scientific officer Gail Bromley; librarian Sylvia FitzGerald; supervisor of the Jodrell Laboratory Professor Keith Jones; museum overseer Rosemary Angel; gardener John Simmons.
Contributors
Rodney Bennett; Keith Jones; Pat Brennan; Grenville Lucas; Gail Bromley; Sylvia FitzGerald; Rosemary Angel; John Simmons
Keywords
London; Education; Rubber industry and trade; Surveys; Endangered species; Nature conservation; Science; History; Royal family; Tourism; Royalty; Scientific research; Warships; Flowers; Gardening; Queen Victoria; Wildlife conservation; Brazil; Art galleries; Research; Gardens; Libraries; Mary Rose; Institutional libraries; Trees; Kew Gardens; Horticulture; Tropical forests; Fauna; Flora; Plants; Botanical gardens; Joseph Paxton; Biological diversity; Classification systems; Collections; Seeds; Wood (material); Glasshouses; Rubber; Botanists; Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel; Plant classification; Botany; Sir William Hooker; Species; Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature; Jodrell Laboratory; Marianne North; James Fergusson; Tree planting; Decimus Burton; Palm House; Seed growing

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