The Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid
The Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid is both a botanic garden and a research institute. Belonging to the Spanish National Research Council since 1939, it carries out plant research, conservation and education. The garden has been historically involved in introducing and growing food crops in the Iberian Peninsula, and will now be enhancing the role it once played in food production by communicating the challenges of food security to the public. Their mission for BigPicnic is to empower their audiences to make informed decisions about food. Through their co-created exhibitions and activities, the Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid aim to engage with students and teachers (both primary and secondary), the university community (students, teachers and researchers), people from socially excluded groups and the general public.