Mt. Cuba Center thoroughly documents and maintains information about the thousands of plants in our gardens. Using cutting-edge technology, our staff identifies, labels, and inputs detailed information about plants into a customized plant records database, called BG-BASE. Today, there are well over 6,400 accessions of plants representing more than 2,200 different kinds of plants (taxa) growing in our gardens.
All accessioned plants in our gardens are mapped using sophisticated surveying equipment and computerized mapping software, called BG-Map. More than 11,000 plants and plant groups have been mapped and more are mapped each year. Our computerized plant records database and mapping system function together as an integrated tool for maintenance and study of plants in the garden.