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Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy

A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection.

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Grow Your Staff, Grow Your Garden

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.

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Garden Play: Adapting Environmental Programs and Spaces for Early Childhood Education

Outdoor activities, particularly free, unstructured play, benefit children’s development.

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Creating a Healthy Balance of Ownership: Empowering Team Members while Advancing Institutional Goals

Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members.

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Connecting to Audiences: Future Trends, Strategies, and Translating Insight into Action

Understanding audiences through insight—whether it’s visitor research, brand assessment, or donor soundings—is key to driving change and action within an organization.

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A Compass for Progress in Plant Collections Management

The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management.

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Change Ahead: How Two Gardens Revamped Their Membership Programs

Learn how two gardens evolved their membership programs in 2016. Longwood Gardens originally launched their membership program in 2007.

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Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.

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Beyond the Three Sisters Garden: Indigenous Communities and Public Gardens in Dialogue

Many indigenous communities are seeking new ways to support their cultural heritage, improve health, and reconnect to the land.

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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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