The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all components of Australia. The girls: Emma, Georgia, Perry, Alexandria, Audrey, Calliope, Claudia, Julia, Molly, Sophi and Zaida, and their leaders: at the moment Danielle Dowell and Rachel Wright, previously Jennifer Dussich and Carol Haygood (who still serves as liaison to The Gardens) perform tirelessly to further both the mission of the Girl Scouts and the mission of The Gardens.
Jay’s own small Walden” is the Asheville Botanical Gardens where he plants seedlings and prunes bushes. A botanical garden is a controlled and staffed institution for the upkeep of a living collection of plants beneath scientific management for purposes of education and study, collectively with such libraries, herbaria, laboratories, and museums as are critical to its distinct undertakings. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is especially involved in the conservation of native terrestrial orchids. Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa, and was established in 1922.