Here at Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, we are developing a vibrant research portfolio focusing on evolutionary genetics, speciation and ex situ conservation linked to botanical survey work carried out in botanical hotspots around the world. We also work closely with the University of Oxford’s Plant Sciences Department and partners further afield, including the University of Bristol, the Linnean Society of London and the BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International). Our public engagement programme is intrinsically linked to the research we do.