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Plant Science and Conservation

Conserving plants is one of the most significant challenges of our time—and a major focus at the Chicago Botanic Garden. From studying soil to banking seeds, from restoring habitats and protecting endangered plant species to developing new ones, Garden scientists are fighting plant extinction, pollution, and climate change through diverse and exciting research.

Research and Conservation Around the World

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Featured Research Projects

pollinating primrose

We commonly think of floral scent for its role in attracting pollinators, but it can also be a...

jackfruit market

With a National Science Foundation grant, the Chicago Botanic Garden is working with...

colorado plateau

Chicago Botanic Garden scientists and graduate students have been working on conservation- and...

entering data for mapping

The Plants of Concern (POC) Program monitors endangered, threatened, and rare species in the...