Gardens, whether public or private, are museums: all of them are a part of our cultural and biological heritage. This month we share some comments reminding us of the importance of our gardens.
Threats to the collections!
A tragedy occurred in the National Museum of Brazil on September 2nd, reminding us that collections face threats (in this case, a devastating fire) and that they can be irremediably lost if a major tragedy occurs. Botanical gardens are living museums, and they usually consist of two components: living collections (the garden) and non-living collections (the herbarium and the library). The threats facing the two components are different. Read more: Fire Devastates Brazil’s Oldest Science Museum, Nat. Geographic Soc.