We are proud to be a premier institution for botanical science and conservation, both within the Garden and further afield. Our major activities include the following: conservation horticulture; seed banking; rare plant and habitat surveying, monitoring, and collecting; characterizing, evaluating, and distributing plants; environmental restoration; conservation planning; and science outreach and education.
SDBG’s science and conservation projects are innovative in the ways they merge efforts that are conventionally done in isolation – conservation combined with education, habitat protection with horticulture, and wild plant botany with food security. They are similarly exciting in the ways they bring together local, state, and national agencies and governments, community and nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and industry partners to work for people and for the planet.
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