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Conserving biodiversity for food and agriculture requires coordination and cooperation across local and global communities. Botanical gardens are at the crossroads of plant science and public engagement.
Successful germination represents a crucial developmental transition in the plant
lifecycle and is important both for crop yields and plant survival in natural ecosystems.
The East of England is one of the richest regions for bees in Britain due to the diversity of
habitats present. This report aims to consolidate our knowledge of bees in the East of
Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally.
- Many exotic plant pests and pathogens are unknown prior to their establishment, making prevention and management difficult.
Do experiences with nature – from wilderness backpacking to plants in a preschool, to a wetland lesson on frogs—promote learning? Until recently, claims outstripped evidence on this question.
Working in a public garden means that your workday depends somewhat on the weather. Wet walking surfaces both indoors and out can present serious slipping hazards for you, your co-workers and guests.
Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon:
Indigenous communities rely extensively on plants for food, shelter, and medicine. It is still unknown, however, to what degree their survival is jeopardized by the loss of either plant species or