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Get It Done! How to Complete Work in Your Garden While Maximizing the Guest Experience

You CAN maintain your gardens to a high level while still delivering a great guest experience. Three institutes will share their thoughts and practices as to how they complete their daily work while maximizing the guest experience.

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6/20/18
Visitor Motivations: How They Can Help Plan Experiences & Measure Success

With the aim of better understanding audiences, catering to people’s needs, and staying relevant to people’s lives in a rapidly changing world, three institutions look to uncovering visitors’ motivations as a guide.

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6/19/18
Taking Out the Guesswork: A Guide to Using Research to Build Arts Audiences

This guidebook was developed out of strong evidence that audience research can strengthen audience-building initiatives by helping institutions understand how to build meaningful connections with different groups.

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11/7/17
No Apologies: Construction as an Opportunity for Guest Engagement

Construction projects are inevitable in public gardens, whether it is a new build or restoration. The common tendency is to anticipate the construction will result in negative consequences.

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7/9/17
Fusing Seasonal Display Planning with Garden-wide Approaches and Programming

In this multi-speaker presentation, we will discuss how to create a seasonal horticultural display throughout an institution.

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7/9/17
Beyond Beauty and Botanics: Crafting the Visitor Experience for the “Living Museum”

Public gardens are more than simply a collection of plants, displayed for public enjoyment. Public gardens should consider themselves part of the wider cultural sector and must be cognizant of their societal role in the 21st century.

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7/9/17
Public Engagement: From First-Time Visitor to Major Donor

While annual garden visitation in the tens or hundreds of thousands provides one metric of success, productive relationships with fewer than 100 major donors can prove far more important to achieving a public garden’s mission, growth and success.

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2/27/17
Healing Hearts and Minds through Strolls for Well-Being

Searching for a new way to demonstrate your public garden is “more than just a pretty place?” Attend and learn to harness your garden’s power to improve lives.

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9/24/16
New Perspectives on Garden Tourism: Building a Sustainable Visitor Base

Gardens are one of the fastest growing sectors of cultural attractions around with the world, and gardens as tourist destinations are becoming more prominent as targeted markets by tourism groups.

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9/24/16
Learning from Visitors: Innovations in Audience Research

If audience research makes you think of clipboard surveys or binders of data that once seemed useful but are now just taking up space, come learn about innovations in research practice. Three case studies will

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9/24/16

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