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Public gardens designate Core Collections to focus efforts and achieve excellence among a manageable set of defined plant groups. These “strong suits” help define a garden’s identity and contribute directly to its mission.
A widely accepted approach to assess extinction risk, and a key source of data underpinning the IPBES report, is the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (hereafter Red List).
Public botanical gardens and arboreta are living museums and as such, their core missions
include the collection and display of herbaceous and woody plants from their local region or
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a consistent methodology for public garden staff to develop and categorize a list of cultivated taxa observed escaping from their locations of cultivation.
The increased hurricane activity predicted for future decades has serious implications for the important work of Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG).
This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency.
This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form.
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.