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Benchmarking Studies

SIMPLE TO ENTER, SERIOUSLY POWERFUL TO USE

SHARE - enter your garden's data
COMPARE - use the filtering tools to generate reports that compare your garden with peers in your region and across the country
BE AWARE - keep up to date with industry trends based on the data provided by you and your peers!

"Benchmarking shows not only what we're best at, but also where there's room for improvement to help the bottom line... Without Benchmarking, it's a lot more work for a lot more people."
- Stephanie Jutila, President and CEO, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Association's Benchmarking platform is now open for data entry. In order to make the results as useful as possible for you and your fellow garden professionals, we need your participation. Whether you plan to answer all, or just a portion, of the survey questions, log in to contribute your garden's voice today!

 

Garden Benchmarking 

Your garden's size, location, employees, volunteers and more!
GETTING STARTED | SURVEY QUESTIONS | "HOW TO" VIDEOS | ENTER DATA

Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking

Compare your employees' compensation and benefits packages to your peer gardens.
Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the results, only Executive Directors and their designees currently have access to this data.

Plant Conservation and Biodiversity 

Sustainability Index tools that can help your garden align with the North American Strategy for Plant Conservation and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
GETTING STARTED | SURVEY QUESTIONS | WELCOME VIDEO

Your garden's specific data is private and confidential - it is never shared with anyone.
All results are shown as aggregate data and a minimum of five gardens are needed for any aggregate.

"Aggregate data tells the powerful story about public gardens... You can establish baseline potentials: what fundraising could be; what attendance should be; what staffing levels are appropriate."
- Kara Newport, CEO, Filoli Center

Don't just take our word it, watch our video to hear first-hand what more of your peers are saying about this simple to use, seriously powerful tool.

If you have further questions about access, or believe you should see the "Compensation and Benefits" icon but don't, contact us at info@publicgardens.org.

View our 2015 results snapshot here. 
(updated version coming soon!)