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

Remaining Vital and Relevant: The Evolution of Mature Gardens and Landscapes
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Empire Ballroom
S. Medbury, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York; M. Scalera, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington, District of Columbia; D. Meyer, MIG - Portico, Seattle, Washington
Pre-Registration Required: 

Gardens continually change, providing each generation of garden managers and designers opportunities to renovate and adapt as visitor needs, conservation practices, and interpretive approaches shift. A panel of public garden directors, public land managers, and landscape architects will describe recent projects from the Smithsonian National Zoo, Smithsonian Gardens, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden that reveal how public landscapes stay relevant and true to their identities while embracing current priorities like accessibility, stewardship, and personal connections. Participants will learn to adapt culturally significant landscapes, incorporate ecological design, integrate universally accessible landscapes, apply and interpret scientific research, and address resource protection/visitor engagement simultaneously.


This session is approved for 1 LACES credit hours.








This session is approved for 1 ISA credit hours.