Our projects are what makes Belize Botanic Gardens more than just a beautiful collection of plants.
In addition to our ongoing efforts in education and living plant collections the Garden is also heavily involved in local and international projects. In general our projects are focused on the conservation of plants native to Belize and community engagement and awareness.
We work with several institutions from around the world. The organizations include Montgomery Botanical Center, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Natural History Museum, International Palm Society as well as many more. These institutions have helped make everything at our gardens possible.
Below are some of these projects.
Call us crazy, but at Belize Botanic Gardens we enjoy figuring out how to grow things without the use of pesticides or chemicals. It is more than just a past time, we maintain our garden organically. We also devote a lot of our time to finding ways to grow plants in which farmers and nature benefit. This has been a major part of the work at BBG from the garden’s beginning.
Belize Botanic Gardens is a proud member of the Belize Organic Producers Associaton (BOPA). BOPA is dedicated to creating and maintaining national legislation and certification for Belize, promoting organic agriculture and organic products and disseminating information to organic farmers.
Bauble is a software application for managing collections of living plants. It was created as a free alternative to existing software to help reduces the barrier for new and low resource gardens to manager their plant collections. The Bauble website has more details.