Public gardens designate Core Collections to focus efforts and achieve excellence among a manageable set of defined plant groups. These “strong suits” help define a garden’s identity and contribute directly to its mission. Their designation formally acknowledges an organization’s long-term commitment to their prioritized care and development. This process of delineating Core Collections helps align education, interpretation, conservation, display, and research activities creating efficiencies and maximizing programmatic impact.

Collections Prioritization Worksheet 2020

Core Collections