Institutional Member Benefit

About APGA

Celebrating over 70 years as the leader for public gardens, the APGA (formerly AABGA) includes over 520 public gardens and thousands of garden professionals. Members hail from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 23 countries, and represent a wide variety of venues: traditional botanical gardens and arboreta, nature centers, sculpture gardens, museums with outdoor exhibit spaces, display gardens, historic landscapes, community gardens, zoos, campus arboreta, and even cemeteries. APGA members also include students working towards degrees in public horticulture, science, and botany, and those doing research; public garden interns; retired professionals; and volunteers within the industry. APGA also has a vibrant corporate membership that includes companies that provide services or products to public gardens. Being a part of APGA makes it easy to network and stay in touch with others in the public horticultural community.


Advancing Public Gardens as a force for positive change in their communities through national leadership, innovation, and advocacy.

Membership Benefits: 

  • Networking and professional development opportunities.
  • Up to 25 Free subscriptions to Public Garden.
  • Online access to the APGA E-newsletter and Directory.
  • Access to benefits for all of your staff.
  • Discounted rates on conference registration.
  • Access to "Member Only" section of the APGA website.
  • Free and unlimited job postings (with 24 hour a day access) to the APGA Career Center.
  • Discounted rates on Research Studies (Compensation and Benefits Studies and all Benchmarking Studies).
  • Free and unlimited listings in the online APGA Internship Directory
  • Participation in affinity programs.
  • New partnership benefits that are presented during the length of membership.