ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
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PAUL REES is the Tropical Nursery Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is responsible for the care and conservation of many rare and endangered plants, including the succulent and cacti collection. Born in South Africa, he trained in horticulture and landscape design at the Tshwane University of Technology and furthered his training at Kew, where he has worked with the cacti and succulent collection since 2009. Awarded the William Aiton Medal for exceptional service at Kew, he is also a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society Conservation Committee. He is passionate about encouraging a love of plants and about sharing his professional knowledge to help plant collections to thrive.