Find out more about our fascinating and diverse research across the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, which enhances our fundamental knowledge of plants and helps drive effective conservation.
Our ecologists use an innovative combination of genomic, ecological and environmental data to uncover the evolutionary secrets of our unique Australian plants, particularly within New South Wales.
Scientists at the Australian PlantBank seek to understand the biology of Australian plants, particularly threatened species and habitats such as rainforests.
As the lead agency for plant systematics in NSW, we discover, document and classify plants including algae and seek to understand their relationships and evolution.
Our plant pathologists study pathogen populations, evolution and genetics and fungal taxonomy, as well as managing the Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit.
Collections Management protects and preserves the irreplaceable botanical specimens and cultural items at RBG Sydney.
Managing the natural woodland and grassland areas within our Botanic Gardens contributes to essential habitat maintenance and supports healthy fauna populations.
Scientists are using the latest science and technology to protect our flora from the impacts of climate change.
After intense bushfires some species can recover naturally and other species will need our help.
Botanical illustrations - drawings that make science visual – have a history thousands of years old. The illustrators of Royal Botanic Garden Sydney maintain that rich tradition.