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Welcome to Miami!

June 6-10, 2016

Registration Opens March 2016

Hosted by:  Block Botanical Gardens, Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort, Fruit and Spice Park, Gifford Arboretum, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Mounts Botanical Garden, Montgomery Botanical Center, Naples Botanical Garden, National Tropical Botanic Garden  — The Kampong, Pinecrest Gardens, USDA-ARS Subtropical, Horticultural Research Station, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Wertheim Conservatory
New perspectives breathe fresh life into everything we do. How can we take fresh ideas and put them into positive action in our own public gardens? What small steps will help us plant for tomorrow? What big new ideas are needed to confront the challenges of our ever-changing future. The answers to these questions are at the heart of the 2016 APGA Conference. To plant the seeds for our future, we will cultivate fresh ideas for the success of our public gardens, together.

Welcome to Miami!

As one of America’s most popular vacation destinations, Miami has something to offer practically everyone—from pristine beaches to Caribbean-influenced music, exciting cuisine, diverse culture, beautiful natural areas, renowned museums, and gardens, gardens, gardens! In fact, South Florida’s rich history and subtropical climate has inspired many distinct botanic gardens and arboreta —each with their own plant collections, styles, and stories. This year’s event will be hosted by no less than 13 APGA member organizations, representing a diverse slice of regional public gardens—from the European-inspired grandeur of Vizcaya, to the exotic edibles of Fruit and Spice Park, and the exceptional palm and cycad collection at Montgomery Botanical Center. Join us for a taste of our host gardens’ horticultural wealth.
Miami is ranked as one of the cleanest cities in the US, due to its broad, sweeping green spaces, clean air, and innovative recycling programs. It is also listed as one of the richest US cities, so significant investments have been made towards its spectacular skyline, 800+ parks, and tourism industry. Celebrated as one of the “tastiest towns in the US” by Southern Living magazine, Miami is famous for its cafecitos (Cuban coffee), mojitos, and platano maduro (sweet plantain) ice cream. With over 150 ethnicities representing its diverse and varied culture, you can find practically any cuisine in the city.
We are excited to welcome you to the 2016 Annual Conference “Changing Perspectives: Planting for the Future”. Connect with others, share your innovative ideas, and prepare to be inspired. We’ll see you in Miami. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Hotel Information

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 577-1000
Reservation rates and details coming soon!
The top-rated luxury hotel Intercontinental Miami is situated in the heart of downtown—offering stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Many nearby attractions beckon: South Beach, the Miami Design District, Coconut Grove, and Bayside Marketplace are a few of the exciting spots located just minutes away. And within the hotel, five unique and exciting dining options are offered as well as a pool and in-house spa.
Interested in promoting your business or organization at the 2016 Annual Conference?  Click Here to download our Conference Promotions Brochure that includes complete sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor details. To secure a booth at our Conference Exhibits Hall, Click Here to download our Conference Exhibits Hall Agreement and Terms.