Rent one (or more!) of four traveling exhibits at a 10 percent discount (for APGA member gardens only). APGA receives many requests about how to find new exhibits that will attract more visitors and increase membership. This year, three APGA member gardens—Botanic Garden at Smith College (new addition), The North Carolina Arboretum (new addition), Morton Arboretum, and Longwood Gardens—have developed traveling exhibits and have agreed to offer an exclusive discount to APGA member gardens.
This is an extraordinary traveling exhibition produced by the Botanic Garden of Smith College in collaboration with the Smith Microscopy and Imaging Facility, and Northampton, Massachusetts, artist Joan Wiener. The exhibit explores the Earth's diverse environments and the challenges presented for plant survival. It shows how plants have evolved with special adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. Plant adaptations as diverse as clinging to rock cliffs and eating other plants are presented with biological explanations and artistic photography, which bring to life the resourcefulness and beauty of the plant kingdom. The viewer delves deep into a microscopic realm unseen by the naked eye. Imagine what an insect caught in a Venus flytrap might be seeing. Put on the 3-D glasses and enjoy! Please visit the Botanic Garden of Smith College's website for more information: http://www.smith.edu/garden/exhibits/plant_adaptation/adaptationhome.html.
Introduce your visitors to the evildoers of the plant world, lurking in their own backyards and beyond, through Wicked Plants: The Exhibit. Inspired by Amy Stewart’s book Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities, the exhibit gives visitors a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals—without the risk of intoxication, addiction, dismemberment, or other general danger. Menacing two- and three-dimensional interactives set in an eerie environment are designed to educate and entertain audiences with information about some of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. Please visit The North Carolina Arboretum's website for more information: http://www.ncarboretum.org/exhibits/traveling-exhibit-rentals/wicked-plants/
Most of your visitors are aware of the plight of endangered animals. But do they know time is running out for more than eight-thousand tree species? The Morton Arboretum is debuting a new traveling exhibit, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, that offers a compelling look at threatened and endangered trees. This affordable, easy-to-assemble set of outdoor interpretive panels includes supporting educational materials. Please visit Morton Arboretum’s website for more information: www.mortonarb.org/vanishingacts.
Now available for your garden or museum!
Scent. It’s all around us. But where does it come from, and what does it mean to us? Longwood Gardens has developed a major exhibition, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance, giving dynamic flexibility for small to large gardens and museums. An intersection of flora, fashion, and science, this exhibition has the ability to transform multiple spaces into a museum for the senses through the introduction of nature’s most fragrant plants and flowers. Your visitors will not want to stop smelling the flowers! Please visit Longwood Garden's website for more information: www.longwoodgardens.org/makingscents.