Nickerson Gardens, one of the most important botanical ecosystems in the world, is about to get another $100m donation to help support the expansion of its gardens and research facilities.
Nickerson is one of several botanical parks across the world that have been targeted by the US government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The money will help expand and extend the garden’s Botanical Gardens of New Orleans (BNO), which are located in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
The gardens were set up in 1842 by French and American botanists and their French patron, Louis Pasteur, and are considered one of New Orleanians finest gardens.
The garden has a number of different species of plants including a new species of flowering plant and a variety of flowering trees that are popular with tourists.
It also has a variety, including a variety that produces seeds.
The BNO will be able to grow more species in its new gardens, said Nickerson president and CEO and former LSU basketball player and current basketball player J.J. Hickson.
“It’s a win-win for all of us, the gardeners, the scientists, the students and the visitors.
It gives us a better idea of what we’re going to be able [to do] with the gardens, and it gives us some time to really plan for the next decade,” Hickson said.
The $100M Botanical Garden Expansion will support research and development at the gardens in Louisiana, Florida and elsewhere, said Hickson, who also serves as vice president of the New Orleans chapter of the National Botanical Heritage Society.
Nickerons garden is a natural laboratory for new species, with a total of about 30,000 plant species and more than 150,000 seeds, said Tom Tabor, a New Orleans Botanical Conservancy (NOC) conservation manager.
“We’re just looking at plants that have not been found in the garden before.
We’re looking for new plants that we haven’t seen before,” Tabor said.
“The new species we’re seeing now are not just new to us, they’re new to Louisiana.”
The new plants, which are all grown in the Garden of Flowers, will be cultivated in the gardens.
There are also plans to expand the Botanical Park’s botanical education program to provide additional training for gardeners.
The project will also include a new habitat for bees and other pollinators.
“I think we’re getting close to having a new breed of pollinator, and that will be a huge part of what the garden will be,” said Hicks on the project.
The NOC will also be assisting in the restoration of the gardens and will donate $1.5 million to the park’s fund for plant conservation, which will include seed planting.
Nickers gardens is the largest and oldest botanical park in the US, according to the NOC, which estimates that more than 60% of the park is still used for research.
Its gardens have more than 80 species of plant, ranging from common houseplants to species of flowers.
Some species of seeds and seedslings have been collected in the parks collections and used in plant breeding.
Some of the more than 70 species of seed have been used in seed-making for crops, and the botanical conservancy has established a seed bank.
The park is also home to the Louisiana Botanical Museum, which has been collecting and preserving seed for more than 30 years.
The Botanical Research Center has a total population of more than 7,000 plants and seeds, according the Noc.
There is also a museum that includes a replica of the botanic garden, as well as a large garden that contains more than a million seeds.
More to come on this story.