Working alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew UK National Tree Seed Project , Phil Barton is currently collecting material for a new artwork and a film based on the work of the project.
He has been on two field trips collecting seed – blackthorn, ash, spindle -, one in the West Midlands and one in Dumfries and Galloway. He has interviewed a number of Kew’s tree scientists and plans to observe the seeds being frozen and preserved in the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place.
The project will run until early in 2020. More details to follow.