International partnerships have existed since the first botanic garden was created, and they are essential for biodiversity preservation today. Gardens use a wide variety of approaches and receive a lot of different benefits from working with partners and providing leadership in an international context. From connecting to collecting, this session will include diverse perspectives on building plant conservation capacity that make important impacts around the world. 


P. Smith, BGCI – Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Glencoe, Illinois; K. McCue, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona; V. Handley, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California; S. Alvarez Clare, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois