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Curating Through a Different Lens Biocultural Collections and Traditional Knowledge

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Thursday, October 18, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada.

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10/17/19
Perspectives on Plant Collecting Panel Discussion

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada. Moderator: Pam Allenstein. Panelists: Andrew Bunting, Holly Forbes, Douglas Justice, Cat Meholic

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10/17/19
Adapting a World Renowned Botanic Garden to Climate Change

From the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Management Symposium. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from Vancouver, Canada. Landscape Succession Strategy, Melbourne Gardens 2016 – 2036. Keynote Presenter: Chris Cole

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10/17/19
Lean on Me: Recommendations for Heritage Tree Support at the Morris Arboretum

The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens. They also act as living...

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9/16/19
ASSESSMENT OF THE HAMAMELIDACEAE IN GLOBAL LIVING COLLECTIONS

The Hamamelidaceae has genera with named cultivars, but only one cultivar registration authority for the genus Hamamelis. Choosing the Hamamelidaceae as the focus of this project provides missing information for members of this ornamentally valuable...

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9/13/19
Material Transfer Agreement: Living Collections Access and Distribution Form

This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form. 

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8/21/19
Collection Development Planning Guide

The primary goal of a Collection Development Plan is to guide the growth of a plant collection in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. Development plans are unique for each institution and should be tailored in a way that best suits the...

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8/8/19
Collection Development Planning Guide

The primary goal of a Collection Development Plan is to guide the growth of a plant collection in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions. Development plans are unique for each institution and should be tailored in a way that best suits the...

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8/7/19
Forsythia Collection Development Plan 2018: The Arnold Arboretum

This document is a concise resource considering the background, current status, and future development goals of the Forsythia Collection at the Arnold Arboretum. A bibliography of the references used and appendices covering collections representation (...

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8/7/19
Peirce Collection Management Plan: Longwood Gardens

The Peirce Collection encompasses the original 202 acres owned by Joshua and Samuel Peirce. As more research is completed, trees believed to be of the time period 1798-1880, will be added to the collection. This will include woodland trees and specimen...

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8/7/19
2018 – 2023 Living Collection Plan for Platycerium: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

The purpose of Vizcaya’s Plan is to guide the acquisition of living specimens to create a comprehensive and taxonomically correct representative collection while increasing the intrinsic value and display capacity of Vizcaya’s horticultural collections...

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8/7/19
Polly Hill Arboretum Collection Development Plan: Nationally Accredited Stewartia Collection™ Version 2019

The Nationally Accredited Stewartia Collection at Polly Hill Arboretum (hereafter, the
Arboretum) advances the organization’s mission by advancing botanical research, plant
conservation, curatorial excellence, and collaborative...

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8/7/19
Impact of Significant Weather Events on Plant Death in Managed Landscapes

Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching. At the same time many gardens purposefully push the...

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7/9/19
Curation and Interpretation in Medicinal Plant Gardens

Medicinal plants have an immense need for intensive curation and interpretation. Many of the more powerful and important medicinal species have little aesthetic value, making medicinal collections difficult to display. Properly interpreted, medicinal...

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7/9/19
The Renovation of Asa Gray Garden: Beauty, Inspiration, Botany, and Education

A collaborative relationship between Asa Gray Garden at Mount Auburn (an active cemetery), architects, and nearby Arnold Arboretum resulted in a beautiful and inspiring garden featuring trees, shrubs, and perennials that provide color, texture, and...

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7/9/19
Aligning Place and Concept for Collections-Driven Programming

Living collections are at the center of botanic garden interpretation and education. Increasingly, however, gardens implement learning approaches that disconnect the concepts from the collections. How do we, as garden education professionals, craft...

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6/28/19
Excellence in Plant Records Regardless of Circumstance

Plant records management is critical to the success of a garden regardless of its size, mission, or budget. Every institution comes with a unique set of assets and challenges, but one thing that unites them all is the care and upkeep of living...

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6/28/19
Your Garden’s Impact for Research: Uses, Tracking, and Getting Credit

Reporting and tracking use of collections is especially important for gardens to expand and/or sustain programming and communicate with members of their board and the public. This presentation showcased some examples of public gardens that have taken a...

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6/28/19
Extending U.S. Biodiversity Collections to Address National Challenges

The U.S. national heritage of approximately one billion biodiversity specimens, once
digitized, can be linked to emerging digital data sources to form an information-rich network
for exploring earth’s biota across taxonomic, temporal and...

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6/26/19

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