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  • Montgomery Botanical Center
    documented scientific collections are available for study in Montgomery s 120 acre botanical garden of exemplary design Montgomery Botanical Center originally The Montgomery Foundation was established by Nell Montgomery Jennings in memory of her husband Colonel Robert H Montgomery and his love of palms and cycads Today Montgomery Botanical Center advances botanical research conserves rare species and educates the community through workshops lectures publications and tours of its scientific plant

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  • About Montgomery Botanical Center (p. 1 of 2)
    to advancing the science of tropical botany Our Mission The mission of MBC is to advance science education conservation and horticultural knowledge of tropical plants emphasizing palms and cycads and to exemplify excellent botanical garden design Through this mission MBC endeavors to make the Montgomery name known and respected throughout the world in the field of plant science MBC carries out its mission by collecting seeds from wild populations of palms and cycads from around the world MBC then germinates these seeds in its nursery and grows the resulting plants in population based documented scientific collections in its extensive garden pursuant to excellent botanical garden design MBC fosters and participates in scientific research by collecting and maintaining scientific data on its collections making its collections and scientific data available to scientists for research purposes and disseminating this research and data through scientific and popular publications MBC cooperates with many botanical institutions and countries around the world by making its plant collections knowledge and expertise available to their scientists educators and students MBC staff also explain the mission and operations to the general public through workshops lectures publications and tours of the plant collections MBC s well documented wild collected population

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  • 2016 MBC News
    to help strategically develop conservation collections of cycads Many endangered plants including cycads are considered exceptional species which do not store well in seedbanks and thus rely heavily on living plant collections for conservation Quoting from the guide Cycads are the most threatened plant group in the world and face considerable conservation obstacles Ex situ conservation is vital to most cycads long term survival Central to this effort is planning

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  • Research at Montgomery Botanical Center
    Montgomery Botanical Center is a living research resource MBC s primary visitors are botanists particularly those who study palms and cycads MBC also serves entomologists geologists and scientists in many other disciplines Specializing in living plant research collections MBC maintains genetically diverse population samples of wild collected palms and cycads thorough documentation of each plant the ability to manipulate plants as required by research protocols security and protection for the

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  • Educational Opportunities at Montgomery Botanical Center
    the five types of native plant communities here Each year university geology students research the Silver Bluff Limestone Escarpment that extends the length of our property Tropical botany classes through the University of Florida and Harvard University use MBC s collections as a living laboratory each summer As a 24 hour a day functioning outdoor scientific laboratory MBC is open by appointment to scientists educators students historians botanical groups and

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  • Collections at Montgomery Botanical Center
    Ornamental Conifer Collection also forms the core of the recently rededicated Benenson Collection at The New York Botanical Garden Closer to home The Montgomery Palmetum is the foundation of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden s palm collection At Montgomery Botanical Center the live plant collections established by Colonel Montgomery beginning in 1932 shape a historic legacy and a dynamic future MBC s collections are continually augmented through ongoing scientific expeditions and international collaboration Montgomery Botanical Center is built on live scientific plant collections as the foundation from which all other functions emerge Research education and conservation require excellent collections MBC s collections are rooted in science 2014 COLLECTION STATISTICS PLANTED IN THE GROUND Totals Taxa 1 206 Accessions 6 043 Plants 13 873 Palms Taxa Total 385 Taxa Wild collected 302 Accessions Total 2 035 Accessions Wild collected 1 328 Plants Total 6 244 Plants Wild collected 4 873 Cycads Taxa Total 234 Taxa Wild collected 215 Accessions Total 1 785 Accessions Wild collected 1 523 Plants Total 4 938 Plants Wild collected 4 391 Gymnosperms Tropical Conifers Taxa Total 152 Taxa Wild collected 60 Accessions Total 267 Accessions Wild collected 90 Plants Total 344 Plants Wild collected 122 Dicots other

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  • History of Montgomery
    Nell wanted to perpetuate her late husband s name in association with the plant collections and the estate She also desired to provide a site for research investigations on the collections With these goals in mind she created The Montgomery Foundation Inc on November 20 1959 as a private non profit operating institution devoted to advancing the science of tropical botany by building research oriented plant collections In 1998 the name was changed to the Montgomery Botanical Center MBC For over 30 years Nell committed her life to the development and growth of MBC and FTG Upon her death on June 4 1990 she left the balance of her estate and an endowment to maintain the property to MBC Since Nell s death in 1990 MBC directors and staff have worked to secure and promote Nell s vision As part of the transition a long term Master Site Plan was developed in 1992 by the internationally recognized firm of Sasaki Associates Inc This Plan which is strategically divided into five phases was designed so that expansion of the plant collections could proceed in a systematic and aesthetically pleasing way According to the Plan the 120 acre property is delineated into

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  • MBC's Newsletter
    Fall Winter 2013 Spring Summer 2013 Fall Winter 2012 Spring Summer 2012 Fall Winter 2011 Spring Summer 2011 Fall Winter 2010 Spring Summer 2010 Fall Winter 2009 Spring Summer 2009 Fall Winter 2008 Spring Summer 2008 Fall Winter 2007 Spring 2007 Fall 2006 Spring 2006 Spring 2005 Fall 2004 Spring 2004 Spring 2003 Fall 2002 Spring 2002 Fall 2001 Spring 2001 Fall 2000 Spring 2000 Fall 1999 Spring 1999 Fall

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