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Science & Research

Botanic gardens are built on a foundation of scientific inquiry. From investigating and conserving plants in the wild to horticultural research, science is integral to all activities at the Gardens.

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Horticultural Research

Living plant collections form the core of any botanic garden. Knowledge about the collections is gained through research.

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Biodiversity Research

We play a critical role in the conservation, preservation and documentation of plants and fungi by serving as an active center of biodiversity research.

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Phenology is the study of seasonal changes, such as blooming in the spring and leaf color changes in the fall, which are influenced by climate.

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Learn more about the Gardens’ experts in science and horticulture that ensure the Gardens is a world class resource.

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Graduate Training

The Gardens provides a diversity of training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and horticulturists.

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