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Vital Science

Vital Science

As well as providing stunning horticultural displays in spectacular locations, the Botanic Gardens are a place where our world-leading plant scientists are embracing some of the most critical challenges facing humanity today.

Preserving plant genetic diversity, restoring damaged ecosystems, helping revolutionise crop research and contributing to the global bank of medical knowledge - our Botanic Gardens are living labs, doing vital scientific work for today and for generations to come.