Montgomery was recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation. The grant will provide modern environmental controls for living plants to further enhance MBC’s collection for the scientific community. Quoting from the NSF’s evaluation:
“This is one of the most important collections of cycads and palms in the world, both in terms of species representation and genetic diversity. The collection is heavily used by the scientific community.”
Plants from Montgomery are extensively used by scientists and many NSF-funded projects have used plant material from MBC collections. Montgomery is well known for commitment to detailed plant records, dedicated horticulture, and service to the research community.