Finance & Operations

March 21-23, 2018

Huntsville, AL


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This exclusive gathering allows you to connect and learn from fellow public garden financial and operational leaders, addressing the challenges and trends that you face together daily.
Topics to be discussed include:
  • Staff Development
  • Gift Shop Operations
  • Facilities Rentals
  • Events
  • Budgeting and Reporting
  •  …and more!
At a special presentation, Charting Your Course to the Future: Effective Strategic Planning for Botanical Gardens, Rick Daley, Founding Partner, EMD Consulting will discuss how to establish strategic direction for your garden and how to engage key stakeholders in the planning.
Additionally, there will be plenty of time to network with your fellow garden professionals to discuss the challenges and successes you face every day. 

View the meeting agenda here. 



Association Member: $299

Student Member: $199

Non-Member: $399

The optional garden tours are included in your registration fee, however, sign up is required for space and preparational purposes.

There is a $40 per-person fee to attend the optional axe-throwing excursion (22-person maximum).

Homewood Suites by Hilton Huntsville-Village of Providence
15 Town Center Dr. NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

Room rate: $119 USD/night

Reservations can be made through the Homewood Suites' website by clicking here

The Homewood Suites has sold out of rooms. There are two other hotels in the same complex which have availability-

  1. Hampton Inn Huntsville/Village of Providence

328 Providence Main St

Huntsville, AL 35806

    2. ​SpringHill Suites Huntsville West/Research Park

320 Providence Main St

Huntsville, AL 35806