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Conservation Greenhouse

Since 1989, endangered plants have been propagated and nurtured for numerous recovery projects. Native plants used in plant recovery projects around the Southeast are cultivated in the Garden's Micropropagation Lab. Once they are propagated, the seedlings are moved to the Conservation Greenhouse. This plant nursery provides a place to grow them to maturity before transplanting them back in the field. The Greenhouse shelters every species of pitcher plant native to the southeastern United States., including the critically imperilled cane-brake pitcher plant (Sarracenia alabamensis) and the equally imperilled mountain sweet pitcher plant (S. jonesii). Additionally, many rare trees and shrubs in our collections get their start in the Conservation Greenhouse, including the Florida Torreya, Virginia spiraea, and Chapman’s rhododendron.