Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Science Centre

Overlooking the Garden is our science and research centre

With a contemporary design that complements the Lord Foster and Partners designed Great Glasshouse and Gatehouse buildings, the Science Centre has stunning views across the Garden, best seen from its first floor balcony.

The Science Centre has been fitted out with laboratories in which Garden scientists have made Wales the first country in the world to create a DNA barcode for all Welsh flowering plants and conifers.

The Science Centre houses the Garden’s Science team, our herbarium and our library and archives.

The Science Centre is not open to visitors apart from special event days.