An exceptional resource

Collectively the Gardens, Libraries and Museums are home to over 8.5 million objects and specimens, 13 million printed items, and 6,000 different types of plants.

They include the most important group of Raphael drawings in the world; the fossil bones of the first dinosaur ever to be described scientifically; four engrossments of Magna Carta; and some of the UK's oldest redwood trees. 

The collections not only provide an outstanding resource for scholars and students, but serve as a valuable means of engaging and inspiring the public - both in person and online.