The American Public Gardens Association champions and advances nearly 600 public gardens in North America and internationally. Together, we lead, advocate and innovate in the conservation and appreciation of plants.
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Learn about our individual and institutional membership options.


What is a public Garden?

Adkins Arboretum

A public garden is an institution that maintains plants for the purposes of public education and enjoyment, in addition to research, conservation, and higher learning. It must be open to the public and the garden’s resources and accommodations must be made to all visitors.

American Public Gardens is the place to connect with local gardens, search and find gardens in America, and tap into the valuable resource of Public Garden Magazine.

Find a Garden

Find a Garden

Visit our interactive Garden Map.

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Plant Collections Showcase

Plant Collections Showcase

See the collections in the Plant Collections Network.

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Public Garden Magazine

Public Garden Magazine

Read current, engaging content devoted to the world of public gardens.

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Public gardens enhance our communities and lives. Search jobs or learn more about the Plant Heroes program.

VanDusen Botanical Garden


Upcoming Association Events and related Professional Development Events curated by Association staff.

  • Finance & Operations Community Town Hall: When Aspirations Are Bigger Than Donors

    Thursday January 11, 2024

    The Finance & Operations Community is very excited to announce our upcoming Town Hall on January 11, 2024, please plan [...]

  • Pests of Conservatories and Tropical Growing Climates Workshop

    Tuesday December 12, 2023

    Join Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, a leader in the horticultural entomology field, for a workshop on pest management. Dealing with pests within [...]

  • Emerging Professionals Town Hall

    Tuesday December 19, 2023

    Join us for an engaging Town Hall where the next generation of green leaders converge! Explore innovative ideas, share experiences, [...]

  • IDEA Lounge: Success Stories

    Thursday December 7, 2023

    December's IDEA Lounge will be a facilitated, participant-driven space for discussing whatever IDEA-related topics are on your mind. In the [...]



Queens Botanical Garden

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility

The American Public Gardens Association is committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community members are valued, respected and appreciated. The Association also seeks to encourage and support its members in creating this same culture within their own institutions. Just as the gardens and landscapes we present are biologically diverse and engaging, we seek to consistently re-examine our professional values, modify our existing practices and remove barriers to being diverse and inclusive.

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