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The foundation of the Gardens is the living, natural history (herbaria), library and art collections.
We play a critical role in the conservation, preservation and documentation of plants and fungi by serving as an active center of biodiversity research.
Phenology is the study of seasonal changes, such as blooming in the spring and leaf color changes in the fall, which are influenced by climate.
Learn more about the Gardens’ experts in science and horticulture that ensure the Gardens is a world class resource.
The Gardens provides a diversity of training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and horticulturists.