The Plant Collection

This worldwide collection features plants of documented wild origin from nearly every continent, with an emphasis on plants from mediterranean climates (California, Mediterranean Basin, Australia, South Africa, and Chile).

The arrangement of the outdoor collections is primarily geographic by continent of origin or by region including Asia, Australasia, California, Eastern North America, Mediterranean, Mexico/Central America, Deserts of the AmericasSouth America, and Southern Africa.

The Garden holds one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States:

294 families
2,485 genera
10,880 taxa
16,865 accessions (each accession represents one or more plants in the Garden)

Plant Label Key

Geographic Collections

Ethnobotanical Collections

Taxonomic Collections

Notable Plant Collections