GGI Gardens is a program to enhance global plant collections by strategically collecting and preserving genome-quality samples representing global plant diversity. Explore the links below to learn more about GGI-Gardens and access resources for joining the program and making collections:
Plant Diversity and Genome Resources
How many plant species are there? This can be a difficult question to answer, but according to The World Flora Online there are approximately 16,000 genera of vascular plants on Earth. GGI–Gardens uses this number for our goals tracking toward collection and preservation. The number of plant species with a sequenced genome is much less, however, due to the complexity of most plant genomes. Below are resources related to plant diversity, evolution, taxonomy, and genomics:
These videos were produced for the 2021 American Public Gardens Association Virtual Conference, 7-10 June 2021.