Plant materials are made available for research projects affiliated with universities and other research institutions all over the world. Each year the Garden provides plants or plant parts in support of dozens of projects. The documented wild origin of much of the collection is a great asset for phylogenetic studies.

research_1Protocol for requesting research plant materials:

To all interested researchers (you do not have to be associated with UC Berkeley):

If you wish to request plant material please fill out the request form and mail, fax (510-642-5045) or e-mail it to the Curator.

If the species you need are not in the Garden collection, you may contact the curator for suggestions for other sources. In addition, there is a multi-site web search tool hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh that you can search for species in several garden collections simultaneously.

Research Facilities (UC Berkeley only)

In addition to providing plant materials for use elsewhere, the Garden has limited greenhouse and in-ground facilities to house research plants. The Garden is also a popular setting for course projects. Past projects have included studying the territorial behavior western fence lizards and hummingbirds, as well as fecundity of the California newt. If you are a member of the UCB faculty, staff or a student enrolled at UCB, and wish to explore using Garden facilities to house research plants, please fill out the research facilities request form and send it to the Curator.

Seed Exchange Program:

The University of California Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest botanical gardens in the United States. The garden’s well-documented collection occupies 13 hectares and includes more than 12,000 taxa representing 305 plant families. Specimens are arranged by continent of origin, with approximately four hectares devoted to California native plants

A primary purpose of the garden is to facilitate scientific research. In addition to circulating a biennial seed list, we welcome requests for research material at any time.

View a list of our research publications.

The University of California Botanical Garden publishes a quarterly newsletter with information of interest to botanists around the world. Included in most issues is information about what is going at the Garden, the Garden’s current projects, news of local interest, research on Campus and with other schools and students. Visitor and tour guide information is also a part of the Botanical Garden Newsletters. If you want to be kept up to date, be sure to check back here frequently for past issues of the Newsletter. Get a current issue by becoming a Garden Member.

2015

Winter/Spring 2015: Volume 41, No. 1 & 2

2014

Winter/Spring 2014: Volume 40, No. 1 & 2

2013

Winter/Spring 2013: Volume 38, No. 1 & 2

2012

Summer/Fall 2012: Volume 37, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2012: Volume 37, No. 1 & 2

2011

Summer/Fall 2011: Volume 36, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2011: Volume 36, No. 1 & 2

2010

Winter/Spring 2010: Volume 35, No. 1 & 2

2009

Summer/Fall 2009: Volume 34, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2009: Volume 34, No. 1 & 2

2008

Summer/Fall 2008: Volume 33, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2008: Volume 33, No. 1 & 2

2007

Summer/Fall 2007: Volume 32, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2007: Volume 32, No. 1 & 2

2006

Summer/Fall 2006: Volume 31, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2006: Volume 31, No. 1 & 2

2005

Summer/Fall 2005: Volume 30, No. 3 & 4 Winter/Spring 2005: Volume 30, No. 1 & 2

2004

Summer/Fall 2004: Volume 29, No. 3 & 4 Fall 2003/Winter 2004: Volume 28, No. 4 & Volume 29, No. 1

2003

Spring/Summer 2003: Volume 28, No. 2 & 3 Winter 2003: Volume 28, No. 1

2002

Fall 2002: Volume 27, No. 4 Summer 2002: Volume 27, No. 3 Winter/Spring 2002: Volume 27, No. 1 & 2

2001

Fall 2001: Volume 26, No. 4 Summer 2001: Volume 26, No. 3 Spring 2001: Volume 26, No. 2 Winter 2001: Volume 26, No. 1

2000

Fall 2000: Volume 25, No. 4 Summer 2000: Volume 25, No. 3 Spring 2000: Volume 25, No. 2 Winter 2000: Volume 25, No. 1

1999

Fall 1999: Volume 24, No. 4 Summer 1999: Volume 24, No. 3 Spring 1999: Volume 24, No. 2 Winter 1999: Volume 21, No. 1

1998 

Fall 1998: Volume 23, No. 4 Summer 1998: Volume 23, No. 3 Spring 1998: Volume 23, No. 2 Winter 1998: Volume 23, No. 1

1997

Fall 1997: Volume 22, No. 4 Summer 1997: Volume 22, No. 3 Spring 1997: Volume 22, No. 2

1996

Fall 1996: Volume 21, No. 4 Summer 1996: Volume 21, No. 3 Spring 1996: Volume 21, No. 2 Winter 1996: Volume 21, No. 1

1995

Fall 1995: Volume 20, No. 4 Spring/Summer 1995: Volume 20, No. 2/3 Winter 1995: Volume 20, No. 1

1994

Fall 1994: Volume 19, No. 4 Summer 1994: Volume 19, No. 3 Spring 1994: Volume 19, No. 2 Winter 1994: Volume 19, No. 1

1993

Fall 1993: Volume 18, No. 4 Summer 1993: Volume 18, No. 3 Spring 1993: Volume 18, No. 2 Winter 1993: Volume 18, No. 1

1992

Fall 1992: Volume 17, No. 4 Summer 1992: Volume 17, No. 3 Spring 1992: Volume 17, No. 2 Winter 1992: Volume 17, No. 1

1991

Fall 1991: Volume 16, No. 4 Summer 1991: Volume 16, No. 3 Spring 1991: Volume 16, No. 2 Winter 1991: Volume 16, No. 1

1990

Fall 1990: Volume 15, No. 4 Summer 1990: Volume 15, No. 3 Spring 1990: Volume 15, No. 2 Winter 1990: Volume 15, No. 1

1989

Fall 1989: Volume 14, No. 4 Summer 1989: Volume 14, No. 3 Spring 1989: Volume 14, No. 2 Winter 1989: Volume 14, No. 1

1988

Fall 1988: Volume 13, No. 3 Summer 1988: Volume 13, No. 2 Spring 1988: Volume 13, No. 1

1987

Fall 1987: Volume 12, No. 2 Spring 1987: Volume 12, No. 1

1986

Fall 1986: Volume 11, No. 2 Spring 1986: Volume 11, No. 1

1985

Fall 1985: Volume 10, No. 2 Spring 1985: Volume 10, No. 1

1984

Fall 1984: Volume 9, No. 3 Spring 1984: Volume 9, No. 2 Winter 1984: Volume 9, No. 1

1983

Fall 1983: Volume 8, No. 3 Spring 1983: Volume 8, No. 2 Winter 1983: Volume 8, No. 1

1982

Winter 1982: Volume 7, No. 1

1981

Fall 1981: Volume 6, No. 3 Summer 1981: Volume 6, No. 2 Spring 1981: Volume 6, No. 1

1980

Fall 1980: Volume 5, No. 1

1979

Fall 1979: Volume 4, No. 4 Summer 1979: Volume 4, No. 3 Spring 1979: Volume 4, No. 2 Winter 1979: Volume 4, No. 1

1978

Fall 1978: Volume 3, No. 4 Summer 1978: Volume 3, No. 3 Spring 1978: Volume 3, No. 2 Winter 1978: Volume 3, No. 1

1977

Fall 1977: Volume 2, No. 6 July-Sept 1977: Volume 2, No. 5 April-June 1977: Volume 2, No. 4 Spring 1977: Volume 2, No. 3 Jan-March 1977: Volume 2, No. 2 Winter 1977: Volume 2, No. 1

1976

Fall 1976: Volume 1, No. 2 Spring 1976: Volume 1, No. 1