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.