Accreditation

It has taken nearly ten years, and now the Rogerson Clematis Collection has been awarded Full Accreditation in the Plant Collections Network, an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The accreditation is awarded because we have met all of the requirements of the Network including: extension of our agreement with the City of Lake Oswego, completion of planting all of Brewster's hardy plants, development and maintenance of an accessions database and mapping of the location of all the plants, and building our endowment to permanently fund curatorial duties. Linda (with Brewster) created and keeps current the accessions database. In addition to protecting and growing the plants in Brewster's initial collection Linda Beutler, acting as our curator, decides what plants to acquire and where to place them. All the plants are labeled and there is a description of the location of each plant. The Rogerson Clematis Collection is the only accredited clematis plant collection in North America. Congratulations to all of our supporters, members, donors and especially all our many volunteers.

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