- Evolutionary ecology research
- Horticultural research
- Plant diversity research
- Plant pathology research
- Herbarium & resources
- NSW Herbarium
- Plant databases
- Australian PlantBank
- Art and illustration
- Plant Identification & Botanical Information Service
- Plant Disease Diagnostic Service
- Forensic Services
- Science staff
- Amalie Dietrich project
- Scientific publications
- Restore & Renew NSW
Support the Library
The Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust is supported in many ways:
By the many Library volunteers who have been unburying and organising the heritage collections and in a thousand other ways of supported the two library staff.
By the Friends of the Botanic Gardens who have donated over $180,000 in recent years for a range of projects - a considerable part of this funding comes from long-time generous supporters of the Library such as Bill and Sally Nelson and Dorothy and Alex Robinson.
By the donation of large and valuable works or collections such as the anonymous donor of our set of Banks' Florilegium for which the Trust will be forever grateful, Sue and Rob Maple-Brown's donation of the Highgrove Florilegium, John Slade's magnificent donation of orchid books and other early botanical works, the bequest of Thomas Savige's Camellia collection and research notes ... right down to the donation or loan of a single family photo of the Garden.
By the Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation who support the Library in a number of projects in preparation for the Garden's Bicentennary in 2016. Foundation supporters have donated $49,000 towards the Rare Book Cataloguing Project and $20,000 towards a conservation/binding project. The projects needing funding include digitising collection images and documents, conserving fragile and damaged collection items, the digitising of 134 years of catalogue cards and journal indexing records and refurbishing the public & staff working areas of the Library to expand the Library's collection capacity to manage growth over the next 20 years.
There are a number of ways to help support the Library, by the donation of: