“To promote the importance and value of plants for future sustainable development through conservation, teaching, research, innovation and outreach”

Our Mission Core Elements

  • Conservation
    Trinity College Botanic Garden has been collecting and conserving plants for almost three hundred years. We currently hold a collection of over 4000 living plants in our glasshouses, order beds and two arboreta. The garden also houses the Irish Threatened Plant Seedbank.
  • Teaching
    The garden supports undergraduate and postgraduate teaching by providing a wealth of living plant material plus teaching and lab space for students of Botany and Environmental Science.
  • Research
    The garden supports undergraduate, Masters and PhD research activities within the School of Natural Sciences, providing living plant material, controlled growth environments, glasshouses and other experimental facilities
  • Innovation
    The Botany Department continues to innovate and lead the way in plant and plant-climate research. Proposals are currently underway for a new state-of-the-art, fully integrated and sustainable glasshouse and teaching facility at the garden which will showcase the pioneering work being undertaken by our team of botanical scientists.
  • Outreach
    A major aim of Trinity’s Botany Department is to build interdisciplinary collaboration from within the Trinity College network and maximise use of the botanic garden for teaching, research and outreach. The garden welcomes visitors from the wider Trinity College community and general public. Through guided tours and practical hands-on horticultural activities they can learn about the important research and conservation work being undertaken.  The garden hosts a variety of extra-mural courses which run annually, enabling people to engage with botany and conservation through art and horticulture.