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How Can a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection Benefit My Institution?

Holding a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection™ is added recognition of your institution’s long-term commitment to plant collections preservation, and to achieving a high standard of excellence in plant collections management.

Participating institutions maximize the potential value of their collections by making efficient use of available resources through a coordinated continent-wide approach, and strengthening their own collections through collaboration with others.

Preparing for the written application and peer site review focuses attention on your plant collections, can help drive strategic planning, and provide a measurable goal for staff.

Specialized professional development opportunities and curatorial networking groups keep participants apprised of latest developments.

Institutions stewarding a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection™ have opportunities to take part in grant-funded projects available through their collaborative activities.

Participation is highlighted through features in American Public Gardens publications, conferences, and website.