At least one-third of the nation's threatened or endangered species live in wetlands and southern Appalachian bogs, in particular. These bogs support a wealth of rare and unique life forms, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. Orchids, carnivorous plants, unusual lilies, wild azaleas and endangered animals are among the threatened, and education is the key to their survival.
The Garden has been the recipient of grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Resources since 1998. A mountain cataract bog display complete with native species, rare conifers, pitcher plants, orchids and interpretive signage was created in 2007 with funding from the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Learn more about the Garden's conservation work.