Friday, May 11, 2012

Go Behind the Scenes with our Research & Conservation Department

I spent an hour chatting with a couple staff members in our Research & Conservation Department yesterday and was amazed at all they do statewide. The small research & conservation staff at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has made a major impact safeguarding and restoring habitats and rare and endangered plants by working with many landowners, volunteers and organizations throughout Georgia and the Southeast.  Tuesday evening you can hear all about it - and take a free insider's tour of our new Center for Native Plant Studies. So join us for

Plant Conservation Day—A Behind the Scenes Tour

on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. We will meet at the Powerline cut parking lot near the Middle Oconee River (we will put a sign out, but if you get lost, just come to the Visitor Center and we will give you directions.)
Plant Conservation Day was started in 2001 by the Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH), and has been actively celebrated by zoos throughout the United States since then. In 2006, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) partnered with AZH to help expand Plant Conservation Day celebrations to botanic gardens. For more information call 706-542-6156.


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