Richard Barley, CEO of Open Gardens Australia has been appointed the new Director of Horticulture at Kew Gardens in London from July 2013.
Richard says: ‘I am very excited to be joining the very talented team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It has long been my ambition to work in this extraordinary botanic garden. Kew Gardens is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent botanic garden, with a rich history of over 250 years of central involvement in the discovery, classification, documentation, growing, distribution and conservation of the world’s flora. As a passionate horticulturist with a background of working in a major botanic garden, and as a strong advocate for public visitation and appreciation of gardens, the opportunity to take on the role of Director of Horticulture at Kew is irresistible. Together with my wife and daughter, I am very keenly looking forward to experiencing life at Kew Gardens.‘
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