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

Your Garden’s Impact for Research: Uses, Tracking, and Getting Credit
Event Type: 
Collecting and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Congressional A
M. Gostel, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas; S. Islam and C. Newlander, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; A. Meyer, BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Glencoe, Illinois; M. Dosmann, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Roslindale, Massachusetts; R. Folgado, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California; P. Douglas, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Pre-Registration Required: 

Reporting and tracking use of collections is especially important for gardens to expand and/or sustain programming and communicate with members of their board and the public. We will showcase some examples of public gardens that have taken a creative approach to track the use of their collections with a series of lightning talks. Our panel discussion will highlight needs and opportunities for gardens to better report and track their collections use. We will highlight four key areas including: (1) use of living collections for research, (2) development of standards for tracking collections use, (3) external requests and handling, and (4) promoting your garden's work and getting credit. Participants will engage with members of the collections community involved in conservation and research.