The Research and Conservation branch of Singapore Botanic Gardens focuses on the plant diversity of Singapore and the wider region of Southeast Asia, and on orchid breeding. This work is done in the Herbarium, Laboratories and the Seed Bank with the support of the Library of Botany and Horticulture.

The results of this research are published in books, magazines and peer-reviewed journals around the world, including in Singapore Botanic Gardens’ magazine Gardenwise and peer-reviewed journal The Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore. The Research team also curate exhibitions on ethnobotany and botanical art for the Botanic Gardens’ Centre for Ethnobotany and the Botanical Art Gallery respectively.

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