The Gardens were founded by botanical scientists, and scientific standards continue to define day-to-day work. Research is used to further both botanical and public knowledge.
The Gardens carry out their own research projects, collaborate with botanists and ecologists and provide support for external researchers in projects both within and outside of the Gardens' grounds.
Research fields include:
o Ecological research into the factors that influence Mediterranean biodiversity
o The taxonomy of plant groups such as garlics and oaks
o Reproductive mechanisms of various endangered native plants and methods for creating sustainable populations of these plants in the Gardens Read more about endangered plants.
o Behavior of different perennial plants in response to climatic changes over the years.
o Resource allocation in bulbous plants