The mission of Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid is to promote the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of plants and their natural environment. This mission is accomplished through: The scientific research on plants and fungi in order to describe, interpret and synthesize knowledge on the diversity of the plant world and publicize the objectives and results of research projects, not only The professionals of the science, but also to all the citizens. Its innovative activity is the least known, the exhibition of live plants and conservation of dried plants, the herbarium. The experienced practice of the art of gardening and the conservation of a unique historical and cultural heritage, which makes the Royal Botanical Garden a very attractive place for recreation and enjoyment of the visiting public. Also, collections of dry plants are one of the fundamental tools in botanical research and are a historical witness to natural diversity.The experienced practice of the art of gardening and the conservation of a unique historical and cultural heritage, which makes the Royal Botanical Garden a very attractive place for recreation and enjoyment of the visiting public. Also, collections of dry plants are one of the fundamental tools in botanical research and are a historical witness to natural diversity.
The Royal Botanical Garden has a large selection of educational activities to offer visitors. Along with conducting research and working to conserve the collection of plants living here, an important goal of the institution is to share its knowledge about the world of plants and the importance of conservation with visitors. To do this, the garden offers a variety of activities for a diverse audience. The Teachers corner is run by teachers at the garden. In this section visitors can find information about the various activities we have for students, as well as information about the collections at the garden that have been adapted for different levels of students.
The Royal Botanic Garden offers a unique opportunity of training in different botanical subjects for general public, as well as specific training courses for teachers; Identification and control of pests and diseases in gardens, Integrated damage management, Emerging Diseases and Invasive Species in Threatened Species Conservation Plans, Approximation to the use of dye plants, Pollination: a science workshop in the primary education classroom etc
The Royal Botanical Garden is the best place to learn about plants. Throughout the year, visitors to the Royal Botanical Garden have to opportunity to learn more about the intriguing world of plants by taking part in any of the activities we have to offer. We have a large variety of activities to choose from; all of which are offered at various times through the day and can be adapted to different levels. These activities include guided tours, conferences, educational workshops.
Annals of the Botanical Garden of Madrid: This is the magazine published by the Botanical Garden, which publishes papers on plant taxonomy and systematics and fungi and related fields such as biogeography, bioinformatics, conservation, ecophysiology, phylogeny, phylogeography, floral, functional morphology, nomenclature or plant relationships -animal, including works of synthesis and review. The magazine sends information about the new species published to be included in the databases W3TROPICOS (vascular plants, bryophytes), International Plant Names Index or Index Fungorum. Flora Iberica: Publication of taxonomic research on vascular plants that grow wild in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands that was published 15 volumes of a total of 21 in 2010. Flora Iberica Mycologica: a serial and aperiodic publication with this generic title published, numbered consecutively, the monographic synthesis as they are being edited, without following a systematic order preset. The work is presented in two columns, with texts in Spanish and English.
Flora Huayaquilensis is a large group of papers found by that detailed the expeditions of Juan José Tafalla Navascués (es), a Spaniard who was one of the first who traveled to South America and documenting the different plants with wonderful paintings and written descriptions. All of this work was in the archives and only published by Eduardo Estrella Aguirre after searching the Real Jardín Botánico in Madrid archives and finding the informaction that formed, Flora Huayaquilensis and finally the life work of Tafalla was published. Dr. Eduardo Estrella Aguirre also founded the Ecuador National Museum of Medicine.