The extensive biological collections at BGBM document the diversity of plants on a world wide scale. Our collections are continuously developed, opened up to the public and to science and are increasingly used in scientific networks in order to provide a consistent and comprehensive archive of plant diversity. The biological collections enable systematic studies of the organisms, document their variability and file their evolution in space and time. The collections set up the essential basis for actual and future research and public education and as such serve the conservation of plant diversity. The biological collections at BGBM are seeked by scientists from around the world either by visiting BGBM, by loaning selected specimen or by studying their digital equivalents online. Up to 30.000 plant parts are provided for research and academic education each year.
- Living collections in the Botanic Garden (Database access)
- Preserved plant specimen in the herbarium and in special collections
- Seeds of wild and garden origin in the Dahlem Seed Bank
- Plant genetic material in the DNA Bank
- Plant material for science, research and education