Herbarium specimens (pressed/dried samples of plant parts) are still the gold standard for identifying both species and cultivars of all plants. Every major botanic garden with curated living collections has a herbarium. Our curator has visited several of North America’s best herbariums and will have visited the Edinburgh Botanic Garden in July 2018. Is this Rogerson Clematis Garden’s next big step toward becoming a certified “national collection” and sought- after research facility? Sometimes it takes a deep look into the past to step into the future!
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