Sustainability has been defined as "the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (Brundtland Commission, 1987)
What does this mean for a botanical garden? We strive to set examples of sustainable practices and actively teach these practices to the public.
Sustainable Practices at the Gardens
Whenever possible, the management of our 120 acre garden is conducted with environmental sensitivity, economic parity and with the needs of the community in mind.
Reduced use of pesticides keeps our waterway, Mc Kay Creek clean. We have reduced the amount of energy inputs throughout the gardens by changing management practices. We continue to provide a free, educational and pleasurable experience to our guests.