Importance of Botanical Gardens In Plant Conservation

An exterior view of a beautiful greenhouse in a botanical garden

For a plant lover there’s rarely anything more enjoyable than a visit to a botanical garden. Such gardens were originally designed for the enjoyment of the visitor, but today botanical gardens’ benefits go well beyond just strolling around a beautiful landscape. Botanical gardens are not only involved in the conservation of plants, but also focus heavily on botanical research. Read on to learn more about how botanical gardens have become integral to science, education and the future of our planet. What is a Botanical Garden? The world’s oldest academic botanical garden was created in Padua, Italy in 1545 by the Venetian Republic. Orto Botanico di Padova is listed on UNESCO’s world heritage site and still fulfills its original mission representing the birth of botanical science: the fostering of scientific exchanges while fostering an understanding between nature and culture. This and other botanical gardens are a collection of plant resources devoted […]

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