There is no better time for public gardens to be at the forefront of our most critical global conversations – to be examples and resources for our communities, to raise our collective voice, and to lead the way.
FY2023 Annual Report
Fiscal year 2023 saw many changes for the American Public Gardens Association. The return of in-person events, increased staff turnover, a leadership change, and one-time financial hits brought new challenges and opportunities.
We champion and advance public gardens as leaders, advocates, and innovators in the conservation and appreciation of plants.
A World Where Public Gardens are Indispensable.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are a community of environmental stewards who love people and plants. We meet all opportunities and challenges with courage, creativity, teamwork, and mutual respect. By celebrating the diversity of the people, plants, and public gardens we represent, We All Grow.
Elevate Our Voice
We champion public gardens by using our collective voice to advance public horticulture and gardens through policy, awareness, advocacy, and facilitating change. Through reaching out and welcoming in, We All Grow.
We believe sustainable collaborations require transparency, empowerment, and accountability as we challenge one another and ask the hard questions. Through inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible interactions, We All Grow.
We believe in the pursuit of individual and collective fulfillment through connecting, learning, leading, sharing, and problem-solving. By modeling the many ways to advance with intention and equity, We All Grow.