The earth forevermore a garden . . .

Humankind forevermore her gardeners.
Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn

“Of all the parks in Paris,
Jardin Du Luxembourg

is the most successful in
joining the pleasures of
park and garden
on a human scale.

It is a sixty-acre sanctuary,

where one
is encouraged
to loiter
in nature.”


Audrey Hepburn,
Gardens of the World
Public Gardens & Trees,



“I remember
from my childhood,
the pretty names
the English give
their flowers . . .
butter-cups and daisies,
daffodils and dandelions,
snow-drops and
forget-me-nots,
primroses and
violets,
snap-dragons,
Canterbury bells,
holly-hocks,
phlox,
black-eyed
susans,
queen
anne's
lace,
columbines,
michaelmas
daisies,
pin-cushions,
bird's eye,
lupins,
marigolds.
red-hot pokers,
golden-rod,
pansies and
periwinkles,
cowslips,
poppies,
lilies and lavender,
morning-glory,
honey-suckle,
fox-glove,
larkspur,
bleeding-heart,
wall-flowers,
goat's beard,
milk-weed, and
love-lies-bleeding.”

Audrey Hepburn
Gardens of the World
Flowers & Flower Gardens



Bleeding Heart Photo By and Copyright Mandy Disher

The First Congress of Botanic Gardens
in South America in October 2016

The Argentinean Botanic Gardens Network (RAJB) is hosting the First Congress of Botanic Gardens in South America which will be held at the Jardín Botánico de Córdoba from the 5th to the 8th of October 2016. Objectives:

  • Provide a venue for discussion and reflexion on the role of botanic gardens in conservation and dissemination of knowledge related to the plant kingdom
  • Promote dissemination of research results and technological advancements as well as practical experiments and science communication and education that arises for the benefit of the further development of botanic gardens
  • Increase and bolster the scientific and technical knowledge of all the stakeholders in the functioning of botanic gardens in South America
For more information on the event, please see the full annoucement in Spanish and English.Invitation. The call for submissions can be found here.
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