The American Public Gardens Association offers a suite of engaging professional development opportunities to fit the needs and budgets of all those in its membership.


News about, by, and for our membership.


Professional Development events presented by the Association and external events curated for your interests by Association staff.

2024 Annual Conference

Conference Location & Hotel: Boston Park Plaza 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116 Theme: The conference theme, Rooted...

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Professional Development resources to grow your professional career, your garden, and both!


Our Career Development Center is the most comprehensive resource of its kind for the public horticulture industry—providing position openings in botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, horticultural societies, and even museums, along with a number of other career-oriented resources for experienced and new public horticulture professionals, as well as those just beginning to explore the industry.

Garden Scholars

Garden Scholar awards for Association events and education Fellowships for graduate students.

Garden Scholar Opportunities

Garden Scholar Opportunities

Description about scholarship opportunities.

Garden Scholar Fee Waiver

Garden Scholar Fee Waiver

Description about garden scholar fee waiver details.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Past Scholarship Recipients

Description about past scholarship recipients.