Collections

Nationally Recognized Collections

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to five Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™. 

A program of the American Public Gardens Association in cooperation with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, the Plant Collections Network is among the most significant networks of cultivated living plant collections on Earth. The collection includes more than 140 Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™ at 80 gardens across the country.

Only four institutions in the Network have achieved five or more accredited collections, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Gongora

Gongora is a genus of neotropical orchids pollinated by fragrance collecting Euglossine bees. Their powerful, complex fragrances and remarkable pollination biology make them an extraordinarily fascinating group of orchids.

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Stanhopea

Stanhopea is a genus of neotropical orchids pollinated by fragrance collecting Euglossine bees. Their powerful, complex fragrances and remarkable pollination biology make them an extraordinarily fascinating group of orchids.

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Sarracenia

The extensive collection of Sarracenia at Atlanta Botanical Garden contains a wide variety of indexed species as well as horticulturally significant taxa.

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Magnolia

The Magnolia collection at the Garden holds appeal beyond the usual suspects. With specimens flowering from late-winter through mid-summer, it’s always a good time to visit these Garden hallmarks.

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Acer (Maple)

Found throughout the outdoor landscape, maples at Garden – many grown from seed – represent the southernmost part of a multi-institutional collection through the Plant Collection Network.

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