Behind the Scenes

The Botanic Garden was founded to glorify nature and promote the furtherance of learning.  Almost 400 years on our work still focuses on education and conservation and the Botanic Garden supports a large range of research activities both within the University and beyond.


The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum work collaboratively with other departments of the University of Oxford, with Botanic Gardens in the UK and abroad, and belong to wider networks of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta.

We have recently worked with the Department of Chemistry to create a stand at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2013.  Our stand was called "From Ancient to Future Solar Fuels" and more details available here.




The Botanic Garden is happy to be working with Oxford City Walk to showcase that "alongside the reassuringly unchanging are new and exciting discoveries to be made among some of the cream of Oxford and Oxfordshire's creative and artisan communities, both past and present ..."