James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

The plant explorers of Kew Gardens

For a biologist, living in London has it’s disadvantages – the hustle and bustle, the rat race, the big smoke! Surely then, conceivably the best place to work would be in a botanic garden. Luckily London has just the place – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. I’ve been working here for the past year, but more on that another time.

The difficult thing for Kew, is that the gardens are so immaculate and wonderful, that everyone thinks Kew is just a nice garden. In fact, Kew has more scientists working behind the scenes than it does horticultural staff, and here’s a taster of what they do.

More on Kew Science, here.