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

Rapid-Fire Presentations: Thrive
Event Type: 
Special Session
Date / Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Executive Room
Pre-Registration Required: 

Hear stories that embrace the theme of “Thriving Together: Diversity Grows Gardens." The Rapid-Fire Presentations will consist of 15 slides delivered in 5 minutes. All proposals for a rapid-fire presentation must utilize the theme of “Diversity Grows Gardens." Presenters will share stories of a project or collaboration that exceeded expectations. This opportunity will be presented by Institutional and Student members of the Association only.

Anyone is welcome to attend!



Achieving Regional Ornamental Horticulture Identities in Urban Landscapes Across North America Through Plant Select
Presenter: R. Shrigley, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado

Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden: A Parking Lot Altered to Spark Children's Curiosity
Presenter: C. Keber, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Artful Garden Maintenance: Wattle Structures to Support Biodiversity          
Presenter: C. Liloia, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Designing a Tree Walk: A Diverse Collaboration
Presenter: S. Allred, Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah

Investing in Urban Forests for Healthier Trees, People, and Cities      
Presenter: N. Cavender, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

Learning to Hire for Attitude: Matching Staff, Volunteers, and Your Garden’s Culture         
Presenter: A. Kelly, Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, Washington, District of Columbia

Mentorship: Embracing Generational Diversity  
Presenter: C. Mahaffey, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Red Spruce Forest Restoration: Working with Local, State, and Federal Partners    
Presenter: A. Norton, Southern Highlands Reserve, Toxaway, North Carolina

State Laws Protecting Rare Plants
Presenter: A. Highland, Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware

Tackling Present Day Issues in Historical Gardens        
Presenter: J. Roethling, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The North Carolina Wildflower of the Year Program      
Presenter: H. Summer, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Tulips in the Morning, Tulips in the Evening, Tulips at Wintertime?    
Presenter: A. Roethling, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, North Carolina

When Thriving Together Means Destructively Sampling Your Collection       
Presenter: T. Thibault, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California