The Gardens’ stand at the Bloom festival won a gold medal on Friday. The stand, entitled Cherishing Biodiversity, featured a wide array of endangered plants from home and abroad.
The National Botanic Gardens plays a key role in biodiversity conservation in Ireland and worldwide.
- Conserving over 400 threatened plant species in its collections.
- Raising public awareness and concern for plants worldwide.
- Building new plant conservation programmes with partners in countries such as Belize, Brazil, Chile, China and Russia.
- Developing an Irish Threatened Plants Programme to conserve the most critically endangered native Irish plants.
- Bringing together organisations and institutions from around the world at Glasnevin to plan urgent conservation action.