The project plans to promote the sharing of information resources. Audiences served will include curatorial, taxonomic, conservation, weed science, ecology, horticulture, education and visitors.
Sixteen botanic gardens have agreed to participate in two phases to develop, test and implement the project. The institutions are:
- Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara, CA
- Highstead Arboretum
- Huntington Library Museum and Botanical Gardens
- George Landis Arboretum
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Morton Arboretum
- Mt. Cuba Center
- Norfolk Botanical Garden
- North Carolina Arboretum
- San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
- United States National Arboretum
- University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, Washington
The project is funded by a National Leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) The collaboration is led by the Chicago Botanic Garden, the University of Kansas Biodiversity Research Center and Natural History Museum and the North American Plant Collections Consortium of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) .
BG-Base, a manufacturer of proprietary software applications for the botanic garden community, has created an export module for participants utilizing their software applications. 
The software applications to be utilized include Web Applications for the Semantic Architecture of Biodiversity Information (WASABI) - an advanced generation Distributed Generic Information Retrieval (DiGIR) - for the data provider and portal, Google Maps for maps and MorphBank for images.
The intended data users were surveyed, and feedback from the eight audiences comprising curators, taxonomists, educators, horticulturists, ecologists, weed scientists, conservation scientists and gardeners defined the 161 fields found in the federated schema.
Deliverables of the project include a federated schema, improved website for the APGA, development of software applications, servers for each institution and training of staff at each institution.