The Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a plant collection of over 8000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities to research workers and lecturers. Since its foundation, however, the Botanic Garden has also provided a beautiful place for everybody to enjoy and benefit from - a series of wonderful landscapes through which to discover the drama of plant diversity. Recently, research projects using the Garden’s facilities have been carried out by staff and students of the University’s Departments of Archaeology, Architecture, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Plant Sciences, Zoology and the Sainsbury Laboratory. We have also provided opportunities for research to colleagues from many other universities and research organisations worldwide. Studies on plants cover a wide spectrum of activities to biophysics, computational biology, developmental biology, ecology, genetics, molecular biology and physiology. The landscape of the Garden provides an important resource for students of architecture, while the animal life of the Garden can be readily studied in this protected and diverse environment. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with botanic gardens worldwide and other partner organisations in conservation, as well as with researchers from other universities, horticultural colleges, further education colleges and other research institutions. CUBG has a set of strategic goals, namely: 1. To be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence supporting research in all fields where access to a living collection of diverse plant species is necessary. 2. To encourage students from a wide range of HE institutions to engage with plant science and plant diversity, and to train future leaders in the field. 3. To support learning about and enjoyment of plants, plant science, horticulture, and the natural world in an externally facing life-long education programme. 4. To showcase the research and teaching of the University of Cambridge, and of the global network of plant scientists, in a horticulturally excellent, efficiently-managed landscape accessible to all.
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