Plant Labels Explained

 

 

All plants in the collection are labelled with:

Family name (top left corner) -

Botanical name (in capitals across the center) - the name that the plant is known by across the world

Common name (in brackets underneath Botanical name) if there is one

Country of origin (bottom right corner) - where the plant is to be found in the wild

Accession number (top right corner) - this is a unique identifier to help us locate the records on the plant records database. The number typically starts with the year the plant entered the Botanic Garden collection.

Hear the Director of the Botanic Garden, Timothy Walker, explaining the plant labels.