Are you an aspiring public garden leader or looking to find new talent for your team? We all know that emerging into the public garden profession isn’t always a straightforward process, so we’re here to open up the discussion! Join our panel of six public garden professionals, each with different backgrounds and levels of experience, for a candid discussion on topics that include professional training requirements, work/life balance, family planning, and salary negotiation. Panelists will answer your questions on preparation and movement into leadership positions as well as attracting a new generation of public garden leaders.

Presenters: A.J. Sell, School of Natural Resources & Environment, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; I. Simpkins, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida; J. Landgrebe, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; A. Novy, U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC; S. Leach-Smith, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina; E. Detrick, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; P. Couchman, High Glen Gardens, Frederick, Maryland.