PrinceCharlesPlant Sciences student Joe Moughan met His Royal Highness Prince Charles on his recent visit to the National Botanic Garden in Carmarthenshire.

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.

Joe says:

“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:

Prince Charles urges local food strategy in Carmarthen visit

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