The Garden established the Seed Bank at Shaw Nature Reserve in 2013 to supplement its on-site plant conversation locally and globally.
Seed banking is a valuable conservation tool that enables the long-term storage of genetic diversity of a large number of plant species. It involves collecting, cleaning, drying, recording, and storing seeds at low temperatures for future conservation and restoration uses.
For a behind the scenes tour of the Seed Bank, check out this video. You can search our collections at livingcollections.org. To request seeds for professional use, fill out a Plant Material Request Form.