Center for Global Initiatives

Center for Global Initiatives

Formally established in 2012, the Center for Global Initiatives brings international horticultural research and relevance to the Gardens through implementation of diverse and sustainable programs achieving global transformation by connecting people with plants.

Four main focus areas of the Center for Global Initiatives are:

  1. Agriculture Development
  2. Botany
  3. Conservation
  4. Horticulture




Botanic Garden Development

  • Haiti
  • India

Botanical Illustration Workshops

  • El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden in Mexico

Capacity Building

  • Interns from Argentina
  • City Summit in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Coffee Research

  • Global Coffee Conservation Strategy
  • Puerto Rico Coffee Project
  • South Sudan
  • Panama and Ethiopia

Plant Conservation 

  • North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Alpine Plant Conservation
  • North America
  • Madagascar

Plant Exploration 

  • Middle Asia
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Lesotho
  • Republic of Georgia
  • Argentina - The Patagonian Steppe  

International Travel Program

Contact Us

For more information about the Center for Global Initiatives, contact program director Phil Douglas at 720-865-3503 or

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