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Wakehurst Place Water Gardens

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Wakehurst Place gardens are funded, administered & maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  The Gardens are grouped by climatic regions around the world. 

The Wellcome Trust Millennium Seedbank is also housed on the site and is open to visitors.

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