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Care for the Rare - Interpretation for Conservation
The Care for the Rare project is a free, easy-to-use interpretation resource that gardens everywhere can use to clearly communicate conservation stories of threatened plants in their collections.
This website provides interpretive signs and templates that are versatile, scalable, and able to be individualized. Visit our sign library to use signs that have been created and shared by other gardens, or easily create your own signs!
Signs have been made for several species already: check out this page to see if a sign has already been made for your species of interest and follow simple instructions to edit and customize existing signs for your purposes.
This page provides easy-to-use templates and instructions to create your signs.
This page provides information on exhibit and tour development, species selection guidelines and other examples of how Care for the Rare can be used for conservation interpretation.
Care for the Rare would not be possible without the help of many individuals and institutions across the United States. We are pleased to share these resources to help support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation's Target 14.
We want your input so we can keep improving these resources. We hope our sign library will grow every year, so the work each garden puts into interpreting threatened species can reach a broader audience. Please contact us about using and sharing these resources.
For a summary of Care for the Rare, see our recent Public Garden article.
Congratulations to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for their new Care for the Rare signs as part of their Gateways to the Communities exhibit.
Images above provided by the United States Botanical Garden.