The Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was the venue for this year’s Discovery Day.
The lecture theatre was full with 226 delegates of whom 190 were apprentices and trainees. The programme took the form of talks, discussions, tours and presentations.
Participants came from a wide variety of backgrounds and some had travelled
considerable distances to attend. The purpose of the Discovery Day was to draw in a wide range of trainees and apprentices from different organisations, both private and public, and to provide a day of opportunities to learn about possibilities in the wider field of horticulture.
For this purpose, the day combined a series of short presentations with the chance to see “behind the scenes” in the internationally important Royal Botanic Gardens. The Gardens have a very rich and varied history, evolving from royal collections and pleasure grounds in the mid-18th century.
We were very privileged that RBG Kew hosted and supported this special day in such a positive manner.
Below is a short video produced by apprentices on the day highlighting the topics covered and showing their appreciation of the day.
You can read more about the down by downloading our report.