The Garden Records and Infomation Management system (GRIM) is the North Carolina Botanical Garden's collection management system. The system is comprised of 8 primary tables: ACCESSIONS, ARTIFACTS, COLLECTIONS, GARDENS, LOCATIONS, PERSONS, PLACES, and PLANTINGS that are defined below. FloraQuest is produced by the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
The ACCESSIONS index contains records of living plants once they are installed in the garden. In rare cases, (such as for some conservation accessions) plant material not actually planted in the gardens may be accessioned into GRIM.
The ARTIFACTS index contains data about benches, sculpture and other items in the garden from the time they are installed until their removal.
The COLLECTIONS index contains collection records of living plants, plant propagules, plant voucher specimen and related images.
The GARDENS index contains a list of all spaces within the North Carolina Botanical Garden that are either planted or maintained as part of the living collections. However, GARDENS records are unique because they contain locations (ie. planting grids) within them.
The LOCATIONS index is a list of specific areas (ie. grids or beds) within GARDENS that contain accessioned plants. Thus, all LOCATIONS records define areas on the grounds of North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Any human being, living or dead, who is in any way associated with a GRIM record gets a PERSONS index record.
A PLACE is defined as any specified area within which an item is collected. An item is normally a living plant or plant propagule, but it can also be a plant voucher or digital image of a collected specimen.
The PLANTINGS index contains data about the accessioned plant from the time it is installed in the garden until its death or removal.