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University of Reading Herbarium

For information on Herbarium staff, visiting the Herbarium, and how to get here.

Our staff are happy to provide specimen identification wherever possible. See here for more details on our service.

Searchable database of the collections made by staff and students since 1994, as well as paintings by the late Jill Smythies.

All our teaching at Reading is research led. Find out about our diverse range of plant related courses here.

Information on other plant based resources on campus, including the beautiful Harris Garden and interesting tropical greenhouse.

Find out exactly what is going on at the Herbarium, as well as all our other fantastic botanical news.

Find out more about our growing number of school visits, as well as how to organise a trip for your own school.

See how you can get involved with caring for and preparing specimens within our collection.