Conservation & Research

Southeastern Center for Conservation

Through conservation of imperiled species and natural communities across the southeastern United States, Caribbean, and Ecuador, the center protects the natural heritage of one of North America’s most biodiverse regions.

The Garden works to advance the science of conservation through research collaborations and native species recovery programs. The Garden's plant conservation collections and fieldwork focus on propagation of under-represented endangered plant groups and the restoration and management of their habitats. Key to the success of this conservation program is the high level of botanical and horticultural expertise of its staff. The Garden has more than 30 years of experience in the conservation and recovery of rare and threatened plant species through research, propagation, collaborative restoration and habitat management.


To lead innovative strategies and partnerships to conserve imperiled plants and natural communities.



Become a local, regional, and international hub for the conservation of rare plants and ecosystems. This is achieved through collections management; interdisciplinary research; restoration of priority habitats; educational outreach; and the vigorous pursuit of collaborative opportunities.

Synecology is an annual end-of-year publication by the Southeastern Center for Conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Go behind the scenes with in-house experts to learn more about plant conservation and research in PlantIntel, the Garden magazine focused on connecting people with plants.

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