Botanic gardens in NZ

Botanic gardens play a major role in plant conservation in New Zealand. They provide a primary interface between people and nature in a largely urban environment. Botanic gardens are:

  • Expert growers of native plants and undertake research on germination and propagation
  • Involved in plant species recovery work
  • Ex-situ repositories for native plants
  • A showcase for native plants and how they may be used in horticulture and urban amenity plantings
  • Leaders in native plant education 
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This page last updated on 24 Jul 2013

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