The mission of the Garden is to assemble, curate and maintain a documented collection of temperate plants for the purposes of research, conservation, education, community outreach and public display.
How we do it
As Canada’s oldest botanical garden, we steward a living and growing repository of plants representing the biodiversity of selected native and exotic temperate ecosystems. The total collection of approximately 120,000 accessioned plants represents some 6,000 taxa and includes significant collections of Magnolia, Acer (maples), Sorbus (mountain ash, Styracaceae (storax family), Rhododendron and climbing plants.
A key part of the University’s biodiversity collections, the Botanical Garden provides resources to researchers, students, and the public that reach far beyond its collections to provide a window onto the species, ecosystems and genetic diversity of the natural world.