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Millennium Seed Bank

The Millennium Seed Bank's underground collection of over 2.4 billion seeds protects threatened species and conducts cutting-edge scientific research.

The Millennium Seed Bank is an underground collection of over 2.4 billion seeds from around the world stored in sub-zero chambers in Wakehurst, Sussex. Part of Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens, it not only protects biodiversity by preserving threatened species, but also conducts cutting-edge scientific research into potential new foods, medicines and other products inspired by nature.

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