Chris Kidd

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Since graduating with Honours from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, Chris Kidd has managed botanic gardens on three continents. 

Chris has undertaken fieldwork within natural floras from the boreal tundra to the tropical rainforest. He is published, from scientific journals to popular periodicals.

A former President of the Kew Guild, Chris is Chair of the Kew Guild Award Scheme. Chris was Head Gardener at Ventnor Botanic Garden, Isle of Wight from 2000-2009 before becoming its Curator in 2013, where he oversees 22 acres of subtropical plant collections and two National Collections. Chris now consults nationally and internationally.