September 27-28, 2023
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, OH

Cost: Regular rate until September 15: $350/member, $450/non-member

Please note that transportation will not be provided between the hotel and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Attendees are expected to make their own transportation arrangements.

Sustainability. Accessibility. Staffing. Energy Efficiency. Collections. Climate Change. Whether you’re a small garden or large garden, these are just some of the popular topics of conversation as we consider the role of public gardens in a changing world. How do public gardens move forward as well-rounded organizations that demonstrate best practices and innovative ideas with a grounding in science? Join us at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on September 27-28 for a fun-filled, engaging, and thought-provoking symposium. Meet old friends and new as we work together to create the Gardens of the Future!

We are excited to be partnering with the Public Gardens As Sentinels Against Invasive Plants (PGSIP) initiative for a pre-symposium Data Sharing Workshop. This will take place at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, September 26th from 2pm-5pm and will cost $25 for symposium attendees. Find more information here. You can add the workshop as part of your symposium registration.

Planning Committee

Karin Noecker, Director of Horticulture & Exhibitions, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Brent Moon, Horticulture Manager, Houston Botanic Garden

Amanda Bennett, Vice President, Horticulture & Collections, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Andy Cabe, Director of Horticulture, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Briana Berkowitz, Professional Development Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association

Thank you to our sponsors!
Franklin Park Conservatory