From corpse flowers to night-blooming cacti, displaying and sharing exotic, charismatic specimens can greatly benefit our gardens and drive the gate, but many have even more to offer. Often these specimens hail from distant lands and bring with them compelling stories and human connections. These ethnobotanical roots can enrich interpretive content, programs, and collections. Enjoy a presentation on three unique projects/partnerships between botanical gardens with indigenous peoples from across the globe. These botanical garden projects set out to contribute to the grand mission of documenting life on the planet through the multidisciplinary preservation of cultural and botanical heritage.
Presenters: J.M. Hendrick-Perales, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida; K. Manajek, Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, Colorado; M. Radebaugh, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.