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Public gardens can benefit from the introduction of new plants to the horticulture industry.
Restoration projects that support pollinators are becoming increasingly popular. Pollinating insects require resources, including nectar and pollen, throughout the growing season.
Native plant communities are key to ecosystem health, resiliency, and productivity.
Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
The purpose of the Denver Botanic Gardens' 2017 Collections Management Policy is to ensure that the living collections are well managed, now and into the future.
Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.
This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium walks through the development of: Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Emergency Plan, Code of Ethics, and Collections Management Policies, all fundamental for basic professional garden museum operat
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
No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership.