University of Delaware
Today's zoos are undergoing a renaissance in their exhibition, education, conservation, and research programs. The inspiration for this renaissance is the destruction of the Earth's dwindling natural habitats at the hands of an uninformed human populace. Zoo horticulture, and the resulting plant collections, contribute to beautiful zoo surroundings, naturalistic exhibits having ecological integrity and encouraging natural animal behaviors resulting in a high level of visitor education and enjoyment. Naturalistic exhibits, commonly representing particular habitats from specific geographic locations, are dependent upon the creative use of plants for their integrity.
Horticulture, Zoos, Garden design, Exhibits