Montgomery Botanical Center hosted the leadership and supporters of the University of Miami’s Gifford Arboretum on June 15th. The Gifford Arboretum is conducting a master planning process involving landscape architecture and collections planning. The Gifford Arboretum group visited MBC to learn about our plant mapping and survey processes and our collections. The Gifford Arboretum group also discussed its findings regarding the use of its collections for educational purposes.

The goals, objectives, and missions of Montgomery Botanical Center and the Gifford Arboretum are closely aligned, and the collections and settings are very complementary. Therefore, this collaboration greatly enhances each’s ability to advance botany in the local community. MBC welcomes the opportunity to work with this important university plant collection to advance botanical education and research.