Plant Collections Professional Development

2014 Plant Collections Symposium
Advancing Plant Collections Management
November 5-7, 2014  I  Washington, DC
Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens, in partnership with US Botanic Garden & US National Arboretum

Registration is now open!

This symposium moves beyond the basics for those seeking excellence in plant collections management. Learn how to effectively use collections audits and benchmarking as decision-making tools for collaborative collections development.

Discuss with education experts opportunities and challenges in connecting people to your collections in meaningful ways. Explore innovative ways you can integrate your plant records, GIS data, and digital images into an accessible public interface.  Collaborate with your peers to establish best practices designed to maximize the direct impact of plant collections at your garden. 

Finally, don’t miss this opportunity to explore three prominent DC area gardens, take curatorial tours of extensive collections and facilities led by their knowledgeable staff, network with colleagues at evening receptions amid iconic settings in our nation’s capital. 


ATTENTION:  Due to an overwhelming response, registration has reached capacity for this event and is now closed. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We are simply thrilled by the interest in this symposium. Thank you!


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