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

Welcoming All: Universal Design for Diverse Audiences
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Diplomat Ballroom
A. Halley and K. Knight, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Pre-Registration Required: 

Providing programs that include, rather than separate, attendees with special needs are crucial in creating equitable environments. By incorporating universal design or realizing unique elements in your already-established landscapes, you can widen the populations you serve, increase your audiences, and encourage cross-departmental collaboration. The presenters will review three gardens of the Chicago Botanic Garden which will include details about their collaboration in developing an inclusive nature-based education pilot. The presenters will relate their successes, lessons learned, and share resources with the audience to help them feel confident in their ability to think above their current offerings towards the creation of accessible curricula and inclusive programs.


This session is approved for 1 LACES credit hours.