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Government funding for Kew Gardens to be protected

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today announced that £1.5 million has been secured for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew to continue its work.

The world-renowned scientific research will continue to receive its current levels of funding from the government until at least April next year.

Nick Clegg today announced he has secured £1.5 million to maintain funding for Kew Gardens. Credit: PA

In a speech to the State of Nature conference, the Deputy Prime Minister said:

I am so pleased to announce today that I have secured £1.5 million to maintain Government funding for Kew Gardens until at least April 2015 so its vital work can continue.

This is something that I know a lot of people have been campaigning for and is a significant step towards protecting the future of our environment.

– Nick Clegg