Ed will discuss humanity’s evolving perception of beauty in the landscape and the botanic gardens’ role as scientific institutions to explore where science and beauty meet, in new design concepts for Wakehurst.
Ed Ikin is Wakehurst Head of Landscape and Horticulture for Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, curating their 535 acre botanic garden and estate in West Sussex. His mission is to demonstrate that botanic gardens can be beautiful as well as credible by engaging visitors emotionally through stunning display whilst educating them about plant conservation, ecology and evolution.
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