The Garden’s Mission

Conservation, Education, Inspiration

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a charity dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity, to sustainability, lifelong learning and the enjoyment of the visitor.

We have the following goals to

  1. Be a centre for integrated plant conservation at a local, national and international level
  2. Be an internationally recognised centre for plant sciences research
  3. Develop and maintain the gardens and other collections to the highest curatorial presentational standards
  4. Provide exemplary formal and informal education and interpretation for all ages and abilities, promoting the understanding of the connection between people, plants, the environment and their role in a sustainable future.
  5. Be a successful leading visitor attraction within the UK, offering an outstanding experience and value for money to the visitor
  6. Develop and maintain the infrastructure and staffing to meet the needs of the institution
  7. Create a financially sustainable institution
  8. Become an iconic Welsh institution

To do this we will

  1. Be collaborative, internally and externally
  2. Be sustainable, both environmentally and financially.
  3. Communicate our relevance to all different audiences and stakeholders
  4. Work in an effective and integrated way
  5. Demonstrate best practice
  6. Be innovative
  7. Foster a culture of mutual respect amongst trustees, staff, volunteers, members, visitors and stakeholders.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales: playing for Wales on the world stage