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Energy-Saving Trees

Public gardens have the capacity to have a positive influence on their community though interactions with their guests.

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9/22/16
Garden of Horrors

WARNING: Several Association members have teamed up to tell a series of terrifying tales – some so shocking, so creepy that you may not sleep a full night again.

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9/24/16
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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7/9/17
Preserving 20th Century Garden Design Excellence While Adapting as Resilient 21st Century Public Gardens

Today the leaders of public gardens are faced with many difficult decisions related to climate change, membership and audience development, change in historic character, and maintenance. Necessary contemporary

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9/24/16
An Innovative Green-Roof as a Social Empowerment Tool

CICEANA’s Botanical Garden, located on the rooftop of its headquarters in Mexico City, has acted as a catalyst throughout Mexico for a series of green roof and green spaces projects.

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7/9/17
2015 Celebrate Design Event Presentation

The Design and Planning Section of American Public Gardens Association hosted the 2nd Celebrate Design! Reception on Wednesday, June 24 during the 2015 American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis / St.

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11/4/15
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
Running a Production Nursery with a Conservation Focus in the Public Eye

To be tenable in the modern age, botanical gardens are obligated to be more than just display gardens but are called to be active parts of their community, both locally and globally.

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9/24/16
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

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

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7/9/17
An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical

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9/24/16

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