Joe has been on his placement at the Garden for the last year undertaking a research project as part of his Plant Sciences degree and met the Prince when he came to the Garden to speak at a Welsh Food Summit.
Joe had the opportunity to present the Prince with some of his study species, Salvia pratensis – Meadow clary which is extinct in Wales and which he has grown from seed as part of his research project. Prince Charles has a special interest in meadow clary after visiting Romania on a project focused on restoring hay meadows.
“The prince is very interested in restoring hay meadows. We spoke a lot about different plant species. He’s very knowledgeable about them.”
“It really was a once in a life time opportunity and experience!”
You can read more about the Prince’s visit on the BBC’s website: