Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

Projects and sites


The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Seed production areas driving a ‘bottom up’ approach to ecological restoration

Grassy woodland ecosystems are amongst the most degraded and fragmented landscapes in SE Australia. At the Australian BG, a native grass seed production area has proven to be a highly effective source of seed for landscape scale restoration via direct seeding following control of invasives

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Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Ecological restoration of the original montane forest of Hong Kong

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) has established a native seed nursery. Every year, more than 25,000 seedlings are grown for its ecological restoration programme.

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Dawes Arboretum, The

Restoring & Conserving Native Plant Communities of Ohio at The Dawes Arboretum

Since establishment in 1929, The Dawes Arboretum has demonstrated a commitment to conservation through plant evaluations, applied research and active ecosystem restoration.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

Riparian Restoration in Colorado

Deer Creek, which flows through Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, has been managed intensively since the 1800s and is an example of a degraded riparian habitat. It is now being restored to a more natural state by improving man-made channels to return the creek to its historic, meandering flow.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Preserving rare plants in urban South Florida

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's South Florida Conservation Team (SFCT) works to maintain native plant diversity in the highly fragmented urban landscape of southeast Florida.

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Botanic Garden Meise

Conservation and restoration of Katangan copper flora (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Since 2007, the Botanic Garden Meise is involved in a unique conservation project, involving ecosystem reconstruction (e.g. topsoil transfer), species translocations, and the development of ex situ collections in Belgium and in DR Congo (University of Lubumbashi).

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New York Botanical Garden, The

The Thain Family Forest Program

The Thain Family Forest is a 20 ha old growth, urban forest in the heart of the New York Botanical Garden and is the largest remnant of forest that once covered much of New York City. In 2008, the garden created a comprehensive program of research, education, and ecological restoration.

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Morton Arboretum, The

Maintenance and restoration of natural areas and woodland habitats in Northern Illinois

The Morton Arboretum is the site of numerous restoration projects. This includes the restoration of a 40 hectare tallgrass prairie and savanna and 280 hectares of oak woodland.

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Botanic Garden Meise

Rescuing critically endangered species in Belgium

Botanic Garden Meise is restoring semi-natural grassland habitats in Southern Belgium.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Restoring McDonald Woods

Chicago Botanic Garden is restoring a remnant oak woodland within the grounds of the garden.

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