Along with public education and display gardens, research at the Garden is an important activity. Through all of its activities, the University of Alberta Botanic Garden aims to share the discovery and knowledge of plants.
Plant Trial Evaluations for the horticulture industry
Sharing of plant materials to support research activities in other botanic gardens around the world
Canola Council of Canada
Alberta Canola Producer’s Commission (ACPC)
Prairie Urban Farm
Green and Gold Garden
The UABG has been the site of research on topics as diverse as fungal associations, mosses, forest fires, bat and frog monitoring, and oilsands and wetland reclamation. The Garden is part of a global network of botanic gardens working to understand and preserve biodiversity, and has partnered in the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew Gardens in England, the largest plant conservation project in the world.
As well as being a site for research projects, the DBG also provides support for research activities, including:
The Garden is also home to the Prairie and Northern Plant Diversity Centre courses and PNPDC research (including Biodiversity and Ecology and Conservation of Rare Species (Databases and ANHIC)