Conservation & Research

Global Efforts

The Garden's reach extends far beyond its locations in Atlanta and Gainesville. With conservation interests in the Caribbean, Colombia, and Ecuador, the Garden is committed to positively affecting international plant conservation through in-country capacity building, collaboration, research, and outreach.

Cuba’s Lost Orchids

Natural and human-influenced disasters over several decades have led to the disappearance of four orchids from South Florida. With help from Cuban partners, the Garden tells the story of exploitation and habitat loss.

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Siempre Verde
Research Station

For more than 10 years, the Garden has partnered with The Lovett School at the school’s Ecuadorian cloud forest preserve to develop research and educational capacity for conservation and plant science.

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Global Conservation Consortium for Magnolia

This system aims to collect, conserve, characterise and cultivate Magnolia species from around the world as an insurance policy against their extinction in the wild and as a source of plant material for human innovation, adaptation and resilience.

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Safeguarding Imperiled Orchid and Carnivorous Plant Species of Puerto Rico Following Hurricanes Irma and María

Puerto Rico’s recent natural disasters are expected to happen with increasing frequency. The Garden is working to safeguard the 2,300 native plant populations before they are further influenced by devastating natural disasters.

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