All Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™ holders, peer reviewers, and others interested in applying for accreditation through Plant Collections Network were invited to attend our annual Forum. We celebrated our successes, shared future plans, then broke out into small group discussions.

Please note that the Breakout Groups portion of this presentation was not recorded, however the recaps for these groups are included. 

Host: Pam Allenstein, Plant Collections Network Manager, American Public Gardens Association 

Additional Presenters Include (in order of appearance): 

  • Todd Rounsaville, Scientist, U.S. National Arboretum 
  • Kevin Conrad, Botanist, U.S. National Arboretum 
  • Ben Stormes, Curator of North American Collections, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden 
  • Holly Forbes, Curator, University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley 
  • Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Curator, Bartlett Tree Research Lab and Arboretum 
  • Matt Lobdell, Curator of Living Collections, The Morton Arboretum 
  • Amy Highland, Director of Collections, Mt. Cuba Center 

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Additional support provided by: Alexis Bacon, Program and Member Services Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association 

Video edited by: Caitlin Simkovich, Creative Projects Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association