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Public gardens have an obligation to uphold the highest ethical standards, including when it comes to development and management of the collections in our care.
This white paper:
•summarizes the history behind the code of ethics’ use of the phrase “direct care of collections”
•reviews the ethical principles regarding responsible governance and collections stewardship
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden collection policy is designed to guide the
implementation of the institutional mission and goals through the development and
This policy is to guide the development and management of the living collections at Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC).
The collection policy is set forth as a guideline in developing and managing the plant collections of the Polly Hill Arboretum. This policy applies to all plants that are accessioned by the curatorial staff of the Arboretum.
The Living Collection supports the Garden’s programs in horticulture, conservation, education and research.