American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C June 17-21, 2019


2019 Call for Sessions - Now Open!

Our online submission process is easy and allows you to compose abstracts securely and collaboratively with colleagues throughout the world.

Submission deadline: October 31, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (E.T.)

Need a little help getting started? Consider reaching out to a Program Selection Committee Member. These industry professionals are experienced in a variety of public garden disciplines and are available to help members in designing and creating sessions and workshops for any track. Find the full committee listing with contact information in our Call for Sessions brochure or on the individual track listings on our website . Don't hesitate to contact them!

CLICK HERE to view/download our 2019 Call for Sessions Brochure for full details.





The 2019 theme, Thrive Together, Diversity Grows Gardens is intended to show the impact our industry has in the world and push public gardens to be accessible and inclusive for all who work at and visit these spaces. From the valuable plant collections of the U.S. National Arboretum, to the “outdoor museums” of the Smithsonian, the pristine garden rooms at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and the United States Botanic Garden, one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America, the 2019 host gardens will inspire and spark dynamic exchanges that celebrate diversity of thought, experience, and contributions through horticultural practices and public engagement. Join us and discover the garden oases and hidden gems that lie beyond the monuments.

Read the Association's Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement here.




Conference Location & Hotel:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Room rates: $249/night single, $269/night double

IMPORTANT NOTE: Reservation blocks and the ability to book a room at the above rate(s) for our conference at this hotel will open early March 2019


Photo credits (left to right): Brookside Gardens, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Tom Hennessy)