The Prance Family


As stated by Professor Ghillean Prance

....To enable better management of the earth's environment by increasing knowledge and understanding of the plant kingdom - the basis of life.

The mission will be achieved by continuing to maintain the large global reference collections, undertaking worldwide research into plants, fungi and ecosystems, producing floras and monographs, disseminating information widely, training botanists and horticulturalists from developing countries and informing the public. We aim to make available living plants, preserved plant material and botanical literature in the world, adding selectively to the collections wherever possible. We will place greater emphasis on collaborative research partnerships, on enabling developing countries to document and protect their plant resources for sustainable utilization.