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

Stormwater Management: Turning Challenges into Opportunities to Enhance Guest Experience, Save Money, and Reduce Environmental Impact
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Cabinet Room
S. Aker, United States National Arboretum, Washington, District of Columbia; L. De Vries, Sustainable Gardening Institute Inc, Lafayette, New Jersey; B. Harkey, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio; R. Mottern, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina
Pre-Registration Required: 

Everyone has to deal with stormwater, and a thoughtful approach to design and maintenance is important. Good planning starts with treating stormwater as an environmental asset, not a burden to be be channeled away. This session will provide an overview of sustainable stormwater management features and will highlight three approaches to stormwater from three different gardens. Find out how you can leverage community and local goverment resources, and reduce your environmental footprint. Learn how you can plan ahead for ease of maintenance. There are simple, well-done, inexpensive, and attractive solutions that can be implemented in a garden. Stormwater management features can provide a strong interface for educational and interpretive programs, guest and donor engagement, and community involvement.


This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.