The restoration and monitoring of imperiled plant species helps maintain delicate ecosystems threatened by human interference. The Garden's Conservation & Research team does its part through native plant conservation, rare species propagation, contributing to the statewide safeguarding database and protecting southeastern wetlands through controlled burns and plant reintroduction.
The Garden is involved in the conservation and restoration of a number of native orchids.
Protecting wetlands in the Southeast is a priority of the Garden’s conservation mission. From monitoring conditions to controlled burns and the reintroduction of rare species, the Garden is restoring native habitats on the Florida and Louisiana coastlines.