The Southeastern Center for Conservation is a keystone of the Garden. From plant conservation research to education outreach, the Center is a hub for partners in conservation and research.
Science & Research
The Southeastern Center for Conservation focuses on four core areas of research: habitat restoration and monitoring, conservation genetics and evolutionary studies, pollinator surveys, and a conservation seed bank.
With conservation interests in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Virgin Islands) and Ecuador, the Garden is committed to positively affecting international plant populations through research, conservation, education and restoration.
Restoration & Monitoring
Restoring and monitoring imperiled plants and their fragile ecosystems threatened by human interference and natural forces is a primary mission of the Conservation & Research Department.
Outreach, Education and Training
In addition to vital conservation work, the Garden’s Conservation & Research team is dedicated to sharing its knowledge and training others, from conservation experts to teachers and the public.
Plant propagation is a three-fold process that can ultimately invigorate declining habitats with rare plant species, restoring a balance to delicate ecosystems damaged by human and natural interference.
Read about the Garden Conservation Team’s 2020 efforts to help preserve and save endangered plants.