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Cambridge University Herbarium

Read more at: About
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The Cambridge University Herbarium is part of the Department of Plant Sciences, and is housed in the Sainsbury Laboratory on the grounds of Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Read more at: Our Collections
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Our Collections

Cambridge University Herbarium houses many internationally significant plant collections. Learn more about the collectors, regions and taxa represented in the University Herbarium.

Read more at: Research
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Herbarium specimens have enormous research potential, in fields as varied as the natural sciences, geography, history and anthropology. Learn about how our collections are used in research.

Read more at: Teaching


Learn more about the University Herbarium's involvement in teaching programmes at the University of Cambridge and beyond.

Read more at: Public Engagement
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Public Engagement

Public engagement drives the use of our collections. Learn more about how we are connecting with communities locally and globally.

Read more at: Contact Us
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Contact Us

Contact us with your research and specimen enquiries.

Support the University Herbarium

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Click here to give to the University Herbarium and help fund our work to preserve and provide access to our extraordinary collections.

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Visit Curating Cambridge to support the University Herbarium with a purchase of bespoke prints, tea towels or stationery.