FossilPlants is the North Wales garden of Robbie and his partner Ben. A backyard Botanic Garden working to promote the conservation, education and scientific understanding of those plants that were around before the extinction event that saw the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs; the K-Pg boundary.
This very small garden hosts an impressively large collection of plants from all over the world. Many of these plants are threatened with extinction and it is for this reason that the garden became a institutional member of of BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International).
The garden houses many members of the Proteaceae and is working towards a Plant Heritage National Plant Collection of South East Australian Banksias. Other notable groups of plants in the garden are Illicium, Chloranthus and Southern hemisphere ferns.
Projects to which the garden has supplied plants:
- Hexagonal Island Host; a visit from a future species. A art instalation by Hannah Imlach looking at the relationships between extinct and extant species.
- UCD Plant Paleoecology and Paleobiology group. A research group based at University College Dublin studying plant atmosphere evolution.
- You can help me research the cultivation and conservation of threatened plants by donating to the conservation research nursery project.