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A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection.
Every organization needs to find innovative ways of doing more with existing resources. In public gardens our staff can be both our biggest asset and most flexible resource. Creating a culture of growth begins with vision and leadership.
Outdoor activities, particularly free, unstructured play, benefit children’s development.
Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members.
Understanding audiences through insight—whether it’s visitor research, brand assessment, or donor soundings—is key to driving change and action within an organization.
The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management.
Learn how two gardens evolved their membership programs in 2016. Longwood Gardens originally launched their membership program in 2007.
Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.
Many indigenous communities are seeking new ways to support their cultural heritage, improve health, and reconnect to the land.
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.