Restoration & Monitoring
The restoration and monitoring of fragile plant species helps maintain delicate ecosystems threatened by human interference. Learn more about the Garden's efforts to protect five plant species.
The Georgia Oak (Quercus georgiana) is a small, rare deciduous red oak species endemic to isolated granite outcrops in the Piedmont Plateau of the southeastern United States.Learn More
For nearly 20 years the Garden has been working to conserve this nearly extinct conifer native to southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle. You can catch a glimpse of one at the waterfall below the Conservation Garden at the Midtown Atlanta location.Learn More
The Garden has participated in regional planning, research, management, and monitoring for the Georgia Aster.Learn More
This federally listed species is a focal species for prairie and woodland restoration conducted with partners.Learn More
Small Whorled Pogonia
This threatened species found throughout the eastern United States has been a project of the Garden since 2011. Today, the Garden continues to monitor the population numbers and health of these rare plants.Learn More
White Fringeless Orchid
Protecting and reestablishing this rare orchid has been part of the Garden's conservation work for years. See it yourself in the Conservation Garden.Learn More
Dancing Lady Orchid
You may notice this endangered plant in the Orchid Display House, but behind the scenes the Garden has led efforts to boost native populations in southeast Florida.Learn More
Chapman’s Fringed Orchid
Platanthera chapmanii is an imperilled orchid with a widely scattered coastal distribution across the southern United States. Seeds from this orchid have been collected for safeguarding in our seed bank as well as propagated in our Micropropagation Lab for outplanting.Learn More
Plant Profile Archives
Read past articles by the Garden’s Conservation & Research team, including in-depth information on carnivorous plants and more.