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

Gardens Growing Together—Even across the World!
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Collecting and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Palladian Ballroom
Presenter: 
P. Smith, BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Glencoe, Illinois; K. McCue, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona; V. Handley, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley, California; S. Alvarez Clare, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
Pre-Registration Required: 
No

International partnerships have existed since the first botanic garden was created, and they are essential for biodiversity preservation today. Gardens use a wide variety of approaches and receive a lot of different benefits from working with partners and providing leadership in an international context. From connecting to collecting, this session will include diverse perspectives on building plant conservation capacity that make important impacts around the world. Attendees will learn about international partnership examples and resources for implementation at their institutions.