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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Become a member

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.

Plant Collections Showcase

Plant Collections Showcase

See the collections in the Plant Collections Network.

Public Garden Magazine

Public Garden Magazine

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

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.

  • Volunteer Engagement Community Town Hall

    Wednesday September 11, 2024

    Presented by the Volunteer Engagement Community  The Volunteer Engagement Community's annual Town Hall is an opportunity for those that work [...]

  • Native Plants Community Town Hall

    Wednesday December 4, 2024

    U2024 Native Plant Sales Updates Presented by the Native Plants Community  We invite you to participate in this year's last [...]

  • Native Plants Community Town Hall

    Tuesday September 24, 2024

    Using Native Plants and Native Cultivars in Gardens and Urban Landscaping Presented by the Native Plants Community  Join us for [...]

  • Education Community Town Hall

    Tuesday December 10, 2024

    Presented by the Education Community Join the Education Community for a Town Hall! Cost: Free for members (Non-members cannot attend [...]


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.