The experiments

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The experiments


The development of the Botanical Park in numbers as of 01-01-2019

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The cumulative introduction figures.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cultivar Cumulatif 6 6 45 75 111 193 271 739 813 861 861 865 875 900
Botanic Cumulatif 40 40 43 51 59 77 127 779 832 883 887 1321 2181 4266
Seeds Cumulatif 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 859 943 2280 4433 5258


The hybrids.
In the beginning we mainly bought hybrids. Slowly, as our knowledge increased and the plans for the botanical garden assumed further shape, we turned our attention to purchasing botanical taxa (see above).

The Seeds.
Because we work with rare species and taxa which grows far away is it not always possible to purchase the plants we are seeking. Because of this we have spent a great deal of time to find, not only  nurseries, but also seed suppliers. This search is now paying off and over the last 2 years, we have been able to buy a large amount of seeds. Some of these are already with our partners to germinate and part of them will be planted in the autumn.

Obtention of plants and seeds.

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The yearly obtention figures.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cultivar Annual 6 0 39 34 36 82 101 486 110 71 6 6 21 37
Botanic Annual 40 0 5 9 10 21 65 683 93 95 17 501 1101 2823
Taxon Annual 46 0 44 43 46 103 166 1169 203 166 23 507 1122 2860
Seed Annual 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 832 88 1477 2829 2191

Obtentions of the plants and the deaths

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Yearly obtentions of the plants and the deaths in figures.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cultivar Units Yearly 249 0 71 84 70 3084 12871 12827 3895 691 142 24 125 199
Botanic Units Yearly 831 0 26 8268 2878 884 2351 5033 2267 1387 329 3973 9265 20097
Taxon Units Yearly 1080 0 97 8352 2948 3968 15222 17860 6162 2078 471 3997 9390 20296
Taxon Units Death Yearly 172 0 40 918 95 518 471 4990 1859 724 218 1233 2025 734

The pre-selection.
We have listed a wide range of plants of more than 56,000 taxa (seeds and young plants)  which have been listed in a database to identify the botanical taxa whose presence is found in the Mediterranean climate zones and which can be obtained.
We have defined areas with specific spheres unique to each Mediterranean region. The procedure induces the acquisition of young plants and/or seeds which are placed in culture according to the need of each type of plant (in nurseries or directly in our experimental gardens). We conduct tests and acclimatization phases to complete the process by the final planting.

Future.
We still have to test about 10,000 botanical taxa integrated into our data base and drawn in the design of the future botanical park. These amounts may change because of our future trips…
The table below provides a non-exhaustive list of botanical taxa (seeds and cuttings) that we can currently acquire to test.

California South Africa Australia Chile Mediterranean (New Zeeland) (Japan) Total
1,837 4,615 2,693 1,324 4,549 113 692 15,823