Our research department will serve the botany program, giving ecologists, biologists, chemists, and more, direct access to all of our botanical resources. This includes our herbarium, library, and laboratories.

A Living Laboratory

Portland Botanical Gardens will act as a living laboratory for students, academics, and professionals. This will give them access to rare and uncommon plants that are understudied and/or challenging to find at other institutions. Our conservatories, propagation houses, and staging areas will provide steady and reliable climate conditions to ensure accurate results. 

Access to Knowledge

As our botanists study the plants we grow more closely, we’ll have copies of all summaries, articles, and full academic papers under this menu. This will make accessing our collection of research studies and developments more easily available and accessible—we won’t be locking anything behind a paywall.