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

Conserving Welsh plants and habitats

We contribute to the long-term survival of some of the most endangered plants throughout Wales through an active and integrated conservation programme. Our work considers all levels of biodiversity, from genes to whole plants, and from species to ecosystems. Working both in the Garden and in the natural habitat, we contribute to effective, integrated conservation advice for these threatened plants.

Conservation genetics is the application of genetic methods to the conservation of biodiversity. We can use different genetic techniques to answer a variety of vital conservation questions.  A scientific understanding of these plant species and habitats provides insight and informs conservation plans.

Some of the key species and projects we work on are described here. Visit our Conserving Welsh Plants display when at the Garden to see some of the plants and habitats we work on.