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People of color, people of diverse circumstance, faiths, backgrounds, health and abilities, gender identity and orientation, are under-represented in our organization because of something our garden was or is—something it once said or did—something it i
How can organizational partners address each other’s needs and amplify each other’s missions, not only within a city, but throughout a region?
Despite the resonant theme of plant biodiversity inherent in the public garden sector, institutions grapple with a staggering lack of human biodiversity in their staffs, member base, donors, and audiences.
Native plant, pollinator, and habitat issues are growing more popular among the visiting public each year, but does this translate more broadly into increased nursery sales?
Award-winning landscape designer, author, and thought leader Julie Moir Messervy shares her design studio’s visioning process that allows stakeholders to collaborate in creating special gardens of beauty and meaning for their public gardens.
Located on a former landfill, South Coast Botanic Garden employed a regenerative and systematic paradigm and approach for the design of the Creek Garden and Lake in order to holistically manage large amounts of off-site stormwater, conserve water throug
Water is a precious resource, and water scarcity issues are closely interrelated with climate change worldwide.
Design thinking is a useful framework for working through any number of challenges public gardens face.
Public gardens across America are responding to an influx of refugees/immigrants from many parts of the world with edible garden displays showcasing the increased diversity of our visitors.
The staff and visitors of many public gardens are less diverse than the communities they serve. Events, policies, and Carl Linnaeus’s categorization of humans have created long-standing barriers.