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

The Living Landscape

Our gardens are defined by many diverse factors, which include history, art, architecture, exhibitions, garden design, plant selection, best horticultural practices, sustainable landscapes, food gardens, pollinator habitat and other ecosystem services, accessibility, and sustainable operations and facilities. What makes your gardens and landscapes come alive for visitors? What sets them apart? The garden, in all its essence, is the foundation of this track.

Targeted Communities:
Arts & Exhibitions
Design & Planning
Food & Agriculture
Historic Landscapes
Horticulture, Greenhouse, & Facilities
Native Plants
Plant Collections

Program Selection Committee Contacts:
Tom A. Smarr Jr.

Program Selection Committee Chair
Director of Horticulture
21st Century Parks, The Parklands at Floyds Fork
(502) 415-1457;

Charles Hunter
Director of Horticulture
The Niagara Parks Commission
(905) 295-4396 ext. 3259;

James “Jamie” Burghardt
Operations & Horticulture Manager
The Gardens on Spring Creek
(970) 416-2281;



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