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The Development of Plant Conservation in Botanic Gardens and the Current and Future Role of Conservation Genetics for Enhancing Those Conservation Efforts

Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally. Since the 1980s, the number of botanic gardens worldwide and their involvement in integrating ex situ and in situ plant conservation has increased signifi cantly, with a growing focus on...

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5/21/19
A Nonprofit Perspective on Business–Nonprofit Partnerships: Extending the Symbiotic Sustainability Model

Using the symbiotic sustainability model as a framework, this research investigates how many and with which businesses top nonprofit organizations report partnerships. We examined the websites of the 122 largest, most recognizable U.S. nonprofits....

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1/30/19
BHS Thriving in Disaster

In 2017 there were over 350 billion dollars in natural disasters, many affecting the public garden community; from the Wildfires in California, to the Hurricanes in Texas, Florida & Puerto Rico, to the severe weather in the Midwest, all areas of...

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8/8/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more. These collections change over time e in scope and content e but the predicted impacts of climate change...

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2/9/18
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization. Time-lapse imagery has a myriad of possible applications to study and depict ecosystems and...

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10/23/17
The role of botanic gardens in the twenty-first century

Sarada Krishnan (Denver Botanic Gardens) and Ari Novy (the United States Botanic Garden) recently teamed up to write and publish an article on "The role of botanic gardens in the twenty-first century", providing a contemporary roadmap and guidance for...

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4/3/17
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Pokémon Go Liability

BHS Insurance has received numerous questions and concerns from public gardens regarding their liability, should a guest be injured while playing Pokémon Go. This article outlines the garden’s exposure due to these game playing guests and who is...

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8/2/16
Public Garden Article: The Florida Botanical Gardens: from Vision to Reality

Just west of Tampa, Florida, between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, lie Florida's newest botanical gardens. The vision of Pinellas County leaders and county cooperative extension staff, The Florida Botanical Gardens at Pinewood Cultural Park enhance...

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11/5/15
Public Garden Article: The Botanical Garden of the Future

Opening day has arrived for this future botanical garden! Welcoming statements are released to a press anxious to get the scoop. Television and radio stand by, ready to go live. Donors arrive for the dedication, visitors pour in the gates, developers...

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11/5/15
Public Garden Article: Planning for Small Public Gardens

It is not unusual to hear that planning is for big public gardens, those with staff and time to devote to it. Large gardens with a lot of resources need to plan how to use them. Why, with resources scarce at the outset, should a small public garden...

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11/5/15
Public Garden Article: Planning a University Arboretum

The concept of establishing an arboretum at the University of Guelph was approved in principal by the Board of Governors in 1966, and a master development plan was completed in 1970. It was envisioned at the time as a living laboratory, which would...

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11/5/15
Public Garden Article: Design Basics

Proper planning is the essential first step in the garden design process. After the master plan is drawn and accepted, though, the work of implementing design projects begins. As a design evolves, many issues will be considered including the use of...

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11/5/15