Plant conservation & biodiversity research

Wildlife needs your help

Gardens are havens for wildlife, providing food, shelter and breeding sites. We're looking at how we can make gardens even more wildlife friendly.

Plant conservation

The first step to conserve good biodiversity is to research and document the different plants that exist.

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Plants for Pollinators

Pick the perfect plants to help pollinating insects in your garden

Preserving garden plants

The herbarium at Wisley is the largest in the UK dedicated to preserving ornamental plants.

Current research

Our Plants for Bugs research is a four-year study to evaluate the value of native and non-native plants for garden wildlife.

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Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.