& Research

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.

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Science & Research

The Southeastern Center for Conservation advances the science of conservation through conservation genetics and evolutionary studies, demographic studies, and innovative partnerships with researchers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conservation Collections

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.

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Meet the Team

The Garden’s Conservation & Research staff works on an international scale to improve the ecological stability of rare, threatened and endangered plants, and their habitats.

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Read about the Garden Conservation Team’s ever-growing efforts to help preserve and save endangered plants.

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Donate to Conservation

The Atlanta Botanical Garden works in partnership to conserve imperiled plants and natural communities. Its multi-faceted approach blends rigorous field-based plant rescue and habitat rehabilitation with state-of-the-art molecular research, integrating the work of natural resource managers, student interns, and citizen-scientists into native plant conservation across the Southeast.

To make your earmarked donation, call the Garden Advancement team at 404-585-2015.

BGCI Certificate
of Membership


The Garden is proud to be a patron member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

American Public
Gardens Association

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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