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Plant Collections


Plants can be grouped together because of their botanical relationship to each other, appearance, or historical relationship to humans or each other. Collections based on botanical relationships might include only plants from one family, like Camellias or Maples. Collections based on appearance might include only plants with white flowers or fragrant flowers. An example of a collection based on history is a primitive plant garden. Plant collections should have a definable purpose, which is usually educational or recreational and many times both. Plant collections are an important component of any arboretum and contribute to establishing an arboretum's identity.

Major Collections:

Camellia Garden
Conifer Garden
Fern Garden
Ginger Garden
International Garden
Primitive Garden
White Garden

Minor Collections:

Dogwood Collection
Evergreen Magnolia Collection
Maple Collection
Pittosporum Collection