Botanical passions: Benjamin Franklin, Kew Gardens, and the millennium seed bank
One of Benjamin Franklin's close friends was Joseph Banks, under whose early leadership Kew's Botanic Garden achieved international importance. This year Kew is celebrating its 250th Anniversary. Paul Smith, Director of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, will show what has become of the mutual and transatlantic botanical passion shared by Franklin and Banks.
A wine reception will be held after this event.
Presented by the Benjamin Franklin House and the Eccles Centre for American Studies, the British Library
To book, contact Benjamin Franklin House
T: +44 (0) 7839 2006
To be held at the Conference Centre, British Library
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