Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Conservation research

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust research expertise in plant science and horticulture is a powerful resource for plant conservation. 

Our research programs in plant taxonomy, plant distribution, and ecology provide the basic information that allow assessment of the conservation status of species and communities.

Our publications and our PlantNET database website help distribute this information to end-users.

Our horticultural units maintain live collections of many species for research and as a conservation resource. The Horticultural Research unit at the Australian Botanic Garden has developed garden cultivars of several rare or threatened species, and maintains and tests stocks of seed of threatened species in the NSW Seedbank.

Find out about some of our major conservation research projects at plant conservation projects.

 Research on Wollemi Pine