Cate Blanchet becomes Wakehurst’ inaugural Ambassador

In celebration of Earth Day, Wakehurst has announced that Cate Blanchett is their inaugural ambassador. Cate continues to be a dedicated and passionate advocate for causes that protects our environment. Wakehurst is a “wild botanic garden in the heart of Sussex, home to the Millennium Seed Bank, over 500 acres of diverse landscapes and plants from across the globe.”

Cate Blanchett becomes nature reserve ambassador

Actress Cate Blanchett has become an ambassador for a nature reserve in West Sussex.

Kew’s botanic gardens at Wakehurst, near Haywards Heath, made the announcement on Monday to coincide with Earth Day

The site is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, believed to be the world’s largest store of seeds from wild plant species.

In a statement via Wakehurst, Blanchett said she was “delighted” to be it’s inaugural ambassador.

The Australian-born actress and film producer, described as a “regular visitor” to the gardens, continued: “I find the work done here to be utterly inspiring, and a genuine insurance policy against extinction of wild flora and fauna.”

“Wakehurst is such a beautiful place to lose yourself in nature, in the immense varieties of trees, plants and grasses.”

“I want to help spread the word about this unique and stunning landscape that positively impacts all of our lives.”

The site is home to a mixture of formal gardens, wild meadows, woodlands and wetlands spanning 535 acres (216.5 hectares).

Earth Day is a global event which aims to highlight the importance of protecting the environment.

In December, the Wakehurst site decorated the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree with 1,800 energy-saving lightbulbs.

Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richard Deverell, said: “She [Ms Blanchett] has been a powerful advocate on social and environmental issues throughout her career and I know she holds special affection for our wild botanic garden, Wakehurst, home to the Millennium Seed Bank.”


Source: BBC