The conservation of carnivorous plants is an integral part of the work conducted at the Garden. For the last 20 years, the Garden has worked in the unique and species-rich bog communities that are found throughout the Coastal Plain and Southern Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States, actively monitoring, restoring and conserving carnivorous plants and their habitats.
The Garden currently houses approximately 40 carnivorous plant species and nearly 300 imperiled plant species in its ex situ conservation collection. Its conservation and restoration collection consists of species of Drosera, Sarracenia, and Pinguicula.
The Conservation & Research team is involved with more than 27 carnivorous plant sites spanning seven states in the Southeast. Sites include several monitoring projects in North Georgia’s mountain bogs and a continued restoration project involving carnivorous plants in Deer Lake State Park, Florida.