Located in the Sussex High Weald, Wakehurst Kew is home to the Millenium Seed bank (a substantial collection of seeds from threatened and useful wild plants), as well as a contemporary botanic garden with ornamental plantings and a large shrub collection. Last year, Wakehurst Kew opened a new winter garden designed by Francis Annette, the garden's supervisor. On a cold January day, visitors are met with a riot of colour thanks to the bright stems of Cornus 'Midwinter's Fire' and 'Bud's Yellow', whilst a large carpet of Erica darleyenis 'Rubina' provides a colourful ground cover. Delicate fragrances emanate from Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' and glacialis 'Rupina La' as well as the witch hazels dotted around the garden. Grasses such as Carex and Calamagrostis, with its soft texture, are interspaced with 45 box balls of various sizes linking the different beds together.