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Starting an arboretum

Resources related to starting an arboretum. To contribute a resource to the Arboretum Management database, please contact the ArbNet Coordinator at


Collections Development

BGCI's Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens

  • Chapter 1 - Planning and Implementing Botanic Garden Design Projects
  • Chapter 2 - Governance Models, Human and Financial Resources Development
  • Chapter 3 - No Plant Collection without a Strategy or Policy
  • Chapter 4 -The Plant Collection in the International Policy Context
  • Chapter 5 - Collection Record Management Systems
  • Chapter 6 - Horticulture Mananagement
  • Chapter 7 - Using the Plant Collection - Research, Conservation, Education, Public Engagement, Recreation, and Tourism
  • Chapter 8 - Managing Environmental Sustainablity