STANDARD 1: Reasonable access to the collections and their documentation are provided for researchers, breeders, and other professionals as well as the public, while ensuring the collection’s preservation and security.

STANDARD 2: Collection records are shared online through databases to maximize use and facilitate coordination with other collection holders.

STANDARD 3: Plant collections are utilized throughout the institution for education engagement, evaluation, research, and/or conservation.

STANDARD 4: The institution commits to strengthening staff expertise through ongoing
professional development and study of the collections.

STANDARD 5: Strategic partnerships with outside experts, relevant plant societies, and other
public gardens are leveraged to maximize collection use and ensure relevance.