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

Where Do We Stand? Benchmarking Your Garden Against Your Peers
Event Type: 
Special Session
Date / Time: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Empire Ballroom
D. Casey Sclar, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Pre-Registration Required: 

BE-hold! Benchmarking! The mysteries of how your garden grows, revealed through the power of the Association’s Benchmarking Platforms. The Association’s benchmarking platforms provide a suite of tools that help you assess and plan your garden’s growth. Simple to use, yet seriously powerful. Quick and comprehensive downloadable reports combined with its ability to define your parameters and compare to peers on hundreds of metrics. We’ll provide an interactive demonstration of the full capabilities of the platforms and the measures they track. Examples will be provided from all of the platforms including Gardens Benchmarking, Compensation and Benefits, and Conservation Benchmarking (jointly conceived with BGCI-US). From cost of living indexed salary data, to infinite comparisons from facilities, events, governance, and staffing, all the way to your garden’s research and conservation commitments. Want to see how your garden grows? Join us to learn more about the tool to show how it thrives!