What is the NAPCC?

American Public Gardens Association

The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) is a network of botanical gardens and arboreta working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant germplasm preservation, and to promote high standards of plant collections management. NAPCC Collections may serve as reference collections for plant identification and cultivar registration. Collection holders make germplasm available for taxonomic studies, evaluation, breeding, and other research. Participating institutions compare holdings with others to identify duplications and gaps. This makes efficient use of available resources, strengthening collections through combined collaborative activities.

For more information contact NAPCC Manager:
Pam Allenstein at 610.708.3015 


NAPCC is a program of the APGA in cooperation with: USDA ARS USNA