On Tuesday, Montgomery Botanical Center was featured in a story in the Local and State section of The Miami Herald titled, “Coral Gables research garden hosts ancient plants.” Herald author Laura Morales wrote a nice article about Montgomery and the plant collections.
The article focused on MBC plant collections. Quoting the article, “More than 1,000 plant species—including more than 620 species of cycads and palms, the center’s two specialties—thrive on Montgomery’s 120 acres at 11901 Old Cutler Road. The American Public Gardens Association has accredited the center’s holdings as Collections of National Significance.” These large collections have great conservation significance. Some species in the collection no longer exist in the wild, making the few that are conserved here very important.
The article also discusses current and future plans for increased capacity and support of the MBC mission.
To see the full article click here.