Accessing collections

Temporary disruption of services

Due to the relocation of the seed plant collections to the Darwin Centre, these collections will be closed to visitors, loans and imaging requests from 1st January 2009. Access to algae, bryophytes, diatoms, ferns and lichens remain unaffected for the time being.

We will also be unable to respond to email, telephone, postal and other enquiries during that period, except where these relate specifically to our bluebells distribution project.

We apologise for any inconvenience these measures may cause and thank you in advance for your patience.

Visits and loans

For further information on access to the Botany Department’s seed plant collections:

Online collections

  • Our seed plant type specimens are being databased and scanned as part of a major international project, and images are available online.
  • If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the collections manager.

Collections Manager

Jonathan Gregson is the Flowering Plants Collections Manager.