The Global Genome Initiative for Gardens (GGI-Gardens)

Natural history collections play an increasingly vital role in biodiversity studies. Much of the research that leverages these collections combines this accumulated diversity knowledge with genomic approaches. There is a movement toward improved collection practices that incorporate resources that can be used in genomics research. As a result, partnerships such as the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) and Global Genome Initiative (GGI) are emerging to unite these innovative biocollections.

GGI Gardens is an international partnership of botanical gardens and arboreta focused on collecting herbarium vouchers from living collections and preserving their genome resources in GGBN-partnered biorepositories. GGI Gardens is generating a vast, accessible, and well-managed collection of genome resources. If you or your institution is interested in joining GGI Gardens, please don’t hesitate to contact GGI-Gardens Director, Dr. Morgan Gostel.


GGI-Gardens Partners
GGI-Gardens Resources


14 Botanic Gardens Awarded Grant to Preserve Global Plant Biodiversity

GGI-Gardens Newsletters:

Issue 10: October 2022
Issue 9: July 2022
Issue 8: March 2022
Issue 7: November 2021
Issue 6: July 2021
Issue 5: April 2021
Issue 4: February 2021
Issue 3: November 2020
Issue 2: August 2020
Issue 1: April 2020



Research Team