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In 2020, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh marked 350 incredible years of discovery, collecting and cultivating plants, we are uniquely equipped to lead the fightback for plants – and our future.

Over 25% of plant species are threatened with extinction. With growing public concern about the future of life on Earth, we can build a better understanding of plants and their importance to the world. 

We Explore, discovering on average one species new to science every week, including many species that may be of economic, medical or ecological importance.

We Conserve, combining world-leading science and horticulture to restore native habitats and protect plant species in the face of multiple threats, both in Scotland and in some of the most vulnerable and least explored regions of the world.

We Explain, building connections between people and plants, improving wellbeing, and engaging broad audiences to cherish our plant life.