The Association of Zoological Horticulture is a
non-profit, membership organization
AZH is dedicated to the advancement of horticulture in zoos, zoological parks, botanic gardens, and aquariums. We're an organization of professional horticulturists working in the specialized field of zoo horticulture.
AZH works to highlight the importance of plants within zoos and aquariums, and seeks to support the horticulturists and gardeners who work in a zoological setting. We are a support network for zoo and aquarium personnel without training or background in plant science, but find themselves performing the work.
AZH works to support all wildlife conservation efforts, research and activities fighting extinction of species around the globe. We strive to connect our members and visitors to current efforts and knowledge of plant and animal interactions and survival reliance.
Zoo horticulture encompasses a wide range of activities which requires a diversity of knowledge and skills in gardening, plant identification/selection, landscape development/management, plant/animal interactions, plant toxicity, animal browse production, etc. Just imagine a zoo without plants and you will agree, plants make the difference!