TBG Plant Collections Map Now Online
A searchable map of the plant collections at Toledo Botanical Garden is now online, just in time for the spring bloom.
Staff used technology, field research and an extensive search of records dating back to the 1980s to compile the database of about 5,000 plants and locate them on a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) map. Visitors can use the map to find the exact location of a species or variety of plant throughout the 60-acre Garden. Zoom in and click each plant point for detailed information including the botanical, common and family names.
TBG's extensive collection of public art and other park features are also included.
Work by interns Steven Martinez (2018), Jill Loftus (2019) and Alyssa Kelly (2020) was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. They collected field data which was then matched with existing plant records by Jonathan Milbrodt, lead horticulturist, and Josh Brenwell, GIS manager, to build this map.
TBG is a curated living collection of plants, so the map will be a continual work in progress and updated regularly by the staff.
Use the link above to access the map on your phone or tablet the next time you visit in person, or browse the plant collections from anywhere.