The Botanic Garden's collections are available to be used for research purposes.
Biological Science undergraduates are welcome to consider projects based on plants and work relevant to the Botanic Garden.
Some of our staff can act as supervisor for these projects.
In past years undergraduate project topics have included:
- What is the effect of elevated potassium on the fen violet (Viola stagnina)?
- Examination of putative Euphorbia species in the Botanic Garden
- Nothoscordum borbonicum in the Oxford Botanic Garden
- Temporal patterns of freshwater algal diversity in ponds
The Botanic Garden welcomes enquiries from researchers who wish to use the collections and / or the Garden in some way for research purposes. Please visit our Research Projects page for more information about past and current projects.
Please contact Professor Simon Hiscock (Director) with a completed Research form outlining your request.
Pathways to Impact
The Botanic Garden is the perfect venue for academic researchers to use to engage with the public about their science. We hold events and activities throughout the year at both the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
If you are an academic interested in working with the Botanic Garden or Harcourt Arboretum to deliver your Pathways to Impact, please contact Professor Simon Hiscock, Director. More information about the kinds of impact activities that are possible can be downloaded here.