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. Their designation formally acknowledges an organization’s long-term commitment to their prioritized care and development. This process of delineating Core Collections helps align education, interpretation, conservation, display, and research activities creating efficiencies and maximizing programmatic impact.
Core Collections: Focusing and Prioritizing the Living Collections
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Join us for a Lunch & Learn presented by Robert Castelo, Graduate Student at the University of Idaho, and the...READ MORE
Presented by Gallagher & Associates & Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Learn how to diversify audiences, increase learning, and encourage ongoing...READ MORE
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