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

Conference Schedule

Session
Workshop
Special Session
Corporate Partner Workshop
Tour
Meals & Events
Monday, June 17

Morning
Monday, June 17 Back to Top

6:30am
Workshop
Indoor Climbing Techniques for Conservatory Tree...
Arborists working in conservatories and glasshouses...
Location: United States Botanic Garden
Yes
7:00am
Tour
Virginia is for Garden Lovers
Just outside D.C., a rich combination of public and...
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Ash Garden, Evans Garden
Yes
7:00am
Tour
Habitats and Horticulture of the Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary,...
Location: Adkins Arboretum, Historic London Town & Gardens, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Yes
7:30am
Tour
Master Plannin’ and Tasty Tannins: Frederick...
California was so last year! This year, discover...
Location: Frederick County, Surreybrooke, High Glen Gardens, Black Ankle Vineyards
Yes
8:00am
Tour
Washington, Whiskey, and Wildflowers
George Washington’s Mount Vernon , once an active...
Location: George Washington's Mount Vernon, River Farm, American Horticultural Society
Yes
8:00am
Tour
Hops and Horticulture
Join local brewers along with staff from Smithsonian,...
Location: U.S. National Arboretum, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Flying Dog Brewery
Yes
8:30am
Workshop
College and University Gardens Workshop: Unique...
College and University gardens face challenges...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: American University
Yes
8:30am
Workshop
Intentional Recruitment: Growing Your Diverse...
Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Brookside Gardens
Yes
10:00am
Tour
Fostering Inclusion: Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring...
Enjoy the rare opportunity for an intimate tour of the...
Location: Oak Spring Garden Foundation
Yes
10:00am
Tour
Glenstone: Art, Architecture, Landscape, and...
Spend the day at Glenstone, a modern art museum...
Location: Glenstone
Yes

Afternoon
Monday, June 17 Back to Top

1:30pm
Workshop
GIS for Public Gardens: Enterprise Configurations
This half-day workshop builds on the foundation of our...
Location: Congressional A
Yes

Evening
Monday, June 17 Back to Top

6:00pm
Special Session
International Gardens Session
Who is your community? People? Plants? Habitats? This...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
7:45pm
Meals & Events
International Gardens Dinner
Continue the conversation from the International...
Location: Empire Ballroom
Yes
Tuesday, June 18

Morning
Tuesday, June 18 Back to Top

6:30am
Workshop
Indoor Climbing Techniques for Conservatory Tree...
Arborists working in conservatories and glasshouses...
Location: United States Botanic Garden
Yes
7:45am
Special Session
Community Forestry: Conversation & Coffee
Professional botanical gardens and arboreta have an...
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
7:45am
Special Session
Council of Communities Breakfast
This breakfast meeting is reserved for Chairs and Vice...
Location: Empire Ballroom
Yes
7:45am
Corporate Partner Workshop
New Visions for Your Botanical Collection
Join landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy and...
Location: Executive Room
Yes
8:00am
Special Session
Family Breakfast
Family Members of Conference Attendees: Welcome to...
Location: Senate room
No
8:00am
Special Session
First Time Attendees Orientation
Learn about the Annual Conference and get to know...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
8:00am
Workshop
Empathy in Action: Using Design Thinking Tools to...
Design thinking is a useful framework for working...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Council Room
Yes
8:15am
Special Session
IMLS Grant Funding Opportunities
In this session, a program officer from the Institute...
Location: Congressional Room B
No
9:30am
Session
Adopting a ‘More than Less Bad’ Paradigm at South...
Located on a former landfill, South Coast Botanic...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Catching a Jaguar by the Tail
Capturing the attention of those beyond the “usual...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Creating Innovative Butterfly/Pollinator Gardens
With the recent focus on monarchs and increasing...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Congressional B
No
9:30am
Session
Excellence in Plant Records Regardless of...
Plant records management is critical to the success of...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Congressional A
No
9:30am
Session
Guide for Leaders: Tools to Assess and...
As leaders take on new positions, it is critical to...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Outreach for Plants: How to do it, Messages to...
Outreach efforts are essential to increase...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Governors Room
No
9:30am
Session
Remaining Vital and Relevant: The Evolution of...
Gardens continually change, providing each generation...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Secret Plant Societies: The Trick to CULTivating...
The relationship between plant societies and public...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Executive Room
No
9:30am
Session
The Art of Displaying Art in the Landscape: A...
Art sparks new dialogues and can simultaneously...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Cabinet Room
No
10:30am
Meals & Events
Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
There is no better time to check out all that our...
Location: Exhibit Hall
No
11:00am
Corporate Partner Workshop
Breakthrough Design Initiatives for Your Public...
Award-winning landscape designer, author, and thought...
Location: Governors Room
Yes
11:00am
Session
Communication Planning for New Garden Projects
Opening a new or renovated garden/garden space doesn't...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Exploring Diversity and Culture through...
In today’s complex world, few organizations can tackle...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Nature's Fun I Swear: Engaging High School...
Public gardens across the United States and Canada are...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Cabinet Room
No
11:00am
Session
Old Ways, New Ways: Regenerative Thinking in the...
In October 2018, the Stockholm Resilience Centre...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Soils: Key to Greater Sustainability
Soil, fundamental to all public gardens and farms, is...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Congressional B
No
11:00am
Session
The Renovation of Asa Gray Garden: Beauty,...
A collaborative relationship between Asa Gray Garden...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Transforming Your Membership Model: Serious...
Bundling the right benefits at the right levels and...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Executive Room
No
11:00am
Session
Your Garden’s Impact for Research: Uses, Tracking...
Reporting and tracking use of collections is...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Congressional A
No

Lunch
Tuesday, June 18 Back to Top

12:15pm
Meals & Events
Plenary Lunch with Mikyoung Kim
Mikyoung Kim is an international landscape architect...
Location: Regency Ballroom
No

Afternoon
Tuesday, June 18 Back to Top

1:45pm
Meals & Events
Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
Join us for another fantastic event in the Exhibit...
Location: Exhibit Hall
No
3:00pm
Session
#Future Green Collar: Engaging Young People with...
How can public gardens reach out to young people and...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Session
Creating Doors and Rooms: Taking Risks, Engaging...
Despite the resonant theme of plant biodiversity...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Session
Engaging Diverse Audiences in Conservation and...
Citizen science offers the opportunity to actively...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Corporate Partner Workshop
Garden Features for Diversity: Designing Themed...
The theme and physical design of the garden sets the...
Location: Congressional A
No
3:00pm
Session
Germplasm: Collection, Breeding and Genetic...
As the climate changes, insects invade, deer...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Session
Get on the Path Toward Understanding Your...
Many gardens collect basic information on their...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Executive Room
No
3:00pm
Session
Having Uncomfortable Conversations in Beautiful...
Meaningful conversations leading to change happen in...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Congressional B
No
3:00pm
Session
Stormwater Management: Turning Challenges into...
Everyone has to deal with stormwater, and a thoughtful...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Cabinet Room
No
3:00pm
Session
The Business of Native Plants: Generating Revenue...
Native plant, pollinator, and habitat issues are...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Forum Room
No
4:45pm
Meals & Events
Welcome to Gardens on the National Mall
We welcome you to join your colleagues for a special...
Location: Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian's Gardens' Enid A. Haupt Garden, United States Botanic Garden
No
Wednesday, June 19

Morning
Wednesday, June 19 Back to Top

6:30am
Meals & Events
Open Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet and...
Location: Regency Ballroom
No
7:00am
Tour
Dumbarton Oaks: History, Design, and Horticulture
Enjoy a morning tour of Dumbarton Oaks , an enchanted...
Location: Dumbarton Oaks
Yes
7:00am
Tour
The Smithsonian Zoological Park: An American...
Spend the morning exploring the Smithsonian’s National...
Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Yes
7:20am
Tour
The Bishop's Garden Tour at Washington...
When landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.,...
Location: Washington National Cathedral
Yes
8:00am
Workshop
Threat Assessments 101: Evaluating the...
A critical first step in the process of species...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Forum Room
Yes
8:15am
Special Session
Arts and Exhibitions Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Congressional A
No
8:15am
Special Session
College and University Gardens Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Cultivate Students for Plant Careers: 4th Annual...
This event is invite only. If you are interested in...
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Developing Competitive NSF Proposals on STEM...
This session is designed to inform you about funding...
Location: Governors Room
No
8:15am
Special Session
Development and Membership Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Emerging Professionals Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Executive Room
No
8:15am
Corporate Partner Workshop
Landscape & Holiday Lighting: Enhancing Your...
Join Outdoor Lighting Perspectives as we discuss and...
Location: Cabinet Room
Yes
8:15am
Special Session
Technology and Innovation Professionals Community...
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Congressional B
No
8:15am
Special Session
Volunteer Engagement Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Build Community, Raise More Money: Develop and...
The Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board is a...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Congressional B
No
9:30am
Session
Building Consensus through Collaboration
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest developed a 20-...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Building the Buzz: Pollinate New England as a...
How can organizational partners address each other’s...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Cabinet Room
No
9:30am
Session
Diversity as a Driver for Garden Development...
This session will provide an opportunity to see how a...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Genius From Gender Diversity in Design
Public gardens can benefit by focusing on women as...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Honoring History and Sharing Stories in the Garden
People relate to plants through their senses. The look...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Congressional A
No
9:30am
Session
How a Public Garden is Redefining Outreach in the...
In August 2008, a dangerous pest, the nonnative,...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Executive Room
No
9:30am
Corporate Partner Workshop
Paths to Long-Term Financial Sustainability
Today’s increasingly competitive landscape and...
Location: Governors Room
Yes
9:30am
Session
Tattoos, Drag Queens, and Botanic Gardens, Oh My!
Millennials represent one quarter of the nation’s...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
10:30am
Meals & Events
Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
There is no better time to check out all that our...
Location: Exhibit Hall
No
11:00am
Session
Be Prepared for Changes in Garden Fundraising and...
Garden Customer Relationship Management (CRM)...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Congressional A
No
11:00am
Session
Curation and Interpretation in Medicinal Plant...
Medicinal plants have an immense need for intensive...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Dance Performance: Sharing Mission through...
Dance performance provides a unique lens through which...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Cabinet Room
No
11:00am
Session
DEI: Policy and Practice
Nationwide conversations about diversity, equity, and...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Getting the Word Out...About the Importance of...
As interest in native plants and their habitats grows...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Congressional B
No
11:00am
Corporate Partner Workshop
Horticulture and Ecology as an Immersive...
In this session, we will examine how design can...
Location: Governors Room
Yes
11:00am
Session
USDA and Public Garden Partnerships: Branches of...
Want to know more about how your garden can get...A...
Track: Collecting & Conserving
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Welcoming All: Universal Design for Diverse...
Providing programs that include, rather than separate...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
11:00am
Session
Why Are Soils a Problem in Landscape Design and...
There is a soil-plant continuum—an ecological...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Executive Room
No

Afternoon
Wednesday, June 19 Back to Top

12:15pm
Meals & Events
Plenary Lunch with Joanne Jones-Rizzi
Joanne Jones-Rizzi recently joined the senior...
Location: Regency Ballroom
No
2:00pm
Special Session
Board of Directors Meeting
This is a closed meeting for the Association's Board...
Location: Governors Room
No
2:00pm
Session
Communicating Science in a Fake News World
In our increasingly tribalized, digitally segregated...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
2:00pm
Session
Diversity through a Different Lens: Governance...
Green spaces (zoos, city parks, and urban farms) and...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Empire Ballroom
No
2:00pm
Session
Equity and Inclusion: Throwing Open the Visible...
People of color, people of diverse circumstance,...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
2:00pm
Session
Gardens Growing Together—Even across the World!
International partnerships have existed since the...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
2:00pm
Session
Growing Smarter, Not Harder: Managing Growth in a...
Growth is vital for any organization to be successful...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Congressional B
No
2:00pm
Session
Integrating Indigenous Languages into Gardens
University of British Columbia (UBC) Botanical Garden...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Executive Room
No
2:00pm
Session
Interpretation 101: Training Techniques for...
We share our mission to our guests through exhibits,...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Congressional A
No
2:00pm
Session
The Changing Face of America's Public Garden...
Public gardens across America are responding to an...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Cabinet Room
No
2:00pm
Corporate Partner Workshop
Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection...
“The significance of a [plant] in the collection lies...
Location: Forum Room
Yes
3:30pm
Meals & Events
Board Alumni Reception
This reception event is a closed meeting for past...
Location: VIP Private Dining Room
No
3:45pm
Meals & Events
Exhibit Hall and Poster Session Reception
Discover exciting research and projects relevant to...
Location: Exhibit Hall
No

Evening
Wednesday, June 19 Back to Top

6:00pm
Meals & Events
Directors' Dinner
Garden directors, Presidents, and CEOs are invited to...
Location: Hillwood House
Yes
7:30pm
Tour
Moonlight Meander through the Monuments
Over 30 million annual visitors travel to see the...
Yes
Thursday, June 20

Morning
Thursday, June 20 Back to Top

6:30am
Meals & Events
Open Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast buffet and...
Location: Regency Ballroom
7:00am
Tour
Dumbarton Oaks: History, Design, and Horticulture
Enjoy a morning tour of Dumbarton Oaks , an enchanted...
Location: Dumbarton Oaks
Yes
7:10am
Tour
Tudor Place: Horticultural History and Renewal...
Looking for a morning of quiet retreat in bustling...
Location: Tudor Place
Yes
7:20am
Tour
The Bishop's Garden Tour at Washington...
When landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.,...
Location: Washington National Cathedral
Yes
7:30am
Tour
The Tregaron Conservancy: From Private Estate to...
Journey to a nationally-landmarked woodland landscape...
Location: Tregaron Conservancy
Yes
8:00am
Workshop
Digging into Institutional Change: Creating...
Just like diverse plants can’t be expected to all...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Forum Room
Yes
8:15am
Special Session
Food and Agriculture Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Congressional A
No
8:15am
Special Session
Historic Landscapes Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Cabinet Room
No
8:15am
Special Session
International Gardens Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Executive Room
No
8:15am
Special Session
Marketing and Communications Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Native Plants Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Congressional B
No
8:15am
Special Session
Plant Collections and Plant Nomenclature and...
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grants for...
The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust provides grants...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Celebrating Water: How Three Gardens Tell Their...
Water is a precious resource, and water scarcity...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Cabinet Room
No
9:30am
Session
Connecting through Controversy: 5 Perspectives on...
Food is personal and because of this, conversations...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Empowering Learners Beyond the Classroom
Educational programs in public gardens are connecting...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Congressional A
No
9:30am
Session
Establishing Diverse Consortia of Ex Situ...
“Exceptional species” produce seeds that cannot be...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
In Their Words: A Conversation about Accessibility
Evaluation is a critical component to the success of...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Executive Room
No
9:30am
Session
Unconventional Ways to Generate Revenue and...
Beyond gift shops, wedding rentals, and one-off plant...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Want Diversity? Collaborate. Want a Successful...
Botanic Gardens are incredibly rich resources with...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Congressional B
No
9:30am
Corporate Partner Workshop
Advanced Collection Management with IrisBG:...
“Linnaeus' driving purpose was to bring order out of...
Location: Governors Room
Yes
11:15am
Session
Cultivating Diversity: How Backpacks, GPS Units,...
Loaner programs including backpacks with naturalist...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Cabinet Room
No
11:15am
Session
Everyone's Welcome: Creating Accessible and...
With momentum around diversifying audiences,...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
11:15am
Session
From Zero to Millions: Creating a Community of...
In 2005, the new CEO of the Portland Japanese Garden...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Executive Room
No
11:15am
Session
Living Collections Inventory: Flood Event on...
The National Tropical Botanical Garden has two garden...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Congressional A
No
11:15am
Session
Negotiated Bidding: A Friendlier, Cheaper Way to...
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens just completed a new...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Congressional B
No
11:15am
Session
New York City EcoFlora Project: Connecting Urban...
In 2016, The New York Botanical Garden began the New...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
11:15am
Special Session
Student Presentations: Round One
Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No

Afternoon
Thursday, June 20 Back to Top

12:00pm
Meals & Events
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (...
This year’s Conference theme THRIVE: Diversity Grows...
Location: Regency Ballroom
No
1:30pm
Session
A Contemporary View toward Making Public Gardens...
The staff and visitors of many public gardens are less...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
1:30pm
Session
Aligning Place and Concept for Collections-Driven...
Living collections are at the center of botanic garden...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Congressional B
No
1:30pm
Session
Children, Youth and Family Education with a...
STEM careers and programs have gained prominence in...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Executive Room
No
1:30pm
Session
Farm for the City: Gardening for the Greater Good
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society created a...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Cabinet Room
No
1:30pm
Session
Impact of Significant Weather Events on Plant...
Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Congressional A
No
1:30pm
Special Session
Student Presentations: Round Two
Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
1:30pm
Session
Membership Stewardship: The Great, the Tragic,...
Meaningful member experiences foster loyalty and...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
2:15pm
Session
Garden Experiences and "Aha" Moments:...
Research studies have found that students enjoy...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Congressional B
No
2:15pm
Session
Integrating Income, Education, Advocacy, and...
Public gardens, which are centers for expertise, often...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Executive Room
No
2:15pm
Session
Making Sustainable Selections for Your Seasonal...
Seasonal color plants add to the beauty and ever-...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Cabinet Room
No
2:15pm
Special Session
Student Presentations: Round Three
Consisting of several 15-minute presentations, this...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
2:15pm
Session
The Field Guide to Building a New Kind of Garden...
Public gardens are often seen as neutral spaces. In...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
2:15pm
Session
Valuation Tools to Determine Economic,...
Public gardens can demonstrate their economic,...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Congressional A
No
3:00pm
Special Session
Celebrate Design Rapid-Fire
Join the Design & Planning Community for this...
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Special Session
Rapid-Fire Presentations: Diversity Grows Gardens
Hear stories that embrace the theme of “Diversity...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Special Session
Thriving Together: Expanding First Nations, U.S....
Sovereign Tribes, the United States Forest Service,...
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
3:00pm
Special Session
Plant Collections Network Forum
We are excited to be holding our annual Forum at the...
Location: United States National Arboretum
Yes
4:45pm
Meals & Events
An Evening at the National Arboretum: Tour and...
An oasis in the city, where science meets beauty--a...
Location: U.S. National Arboretum
Yes
Friday, June 21

Morning
Friday, June 21 Back to Top

7:00am
Tour
Dumbarton Oaks: History, Design, and Horticulture
Enjoy a morning tour of Dumbarton Oaks , an enchanted...
Location: Dumbarton Oaks
Yes
7:10am
Tour
Walking Tour of Oak Hill Cemetery
Come spend the morning communing with nature at Oak...
Location: Oak Hill Cemetery
Yes
7:20am
Tour
The Bishop's Garden Tour at Washington...
When landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.,...
Location: Washington National Cathedral
Yes
8:15am
Special Session
Design and Planning Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Executive Room
No
8:15am
Special Session
Education Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Guest Services Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Cabinet Room
No
8:15am
Special Session
Horticulture, Greenhouses, and Facilities...
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
8:15am
Special Session
Plant Conservation Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Congressional B
No
8:15am
Special Session
Small Gardens Community Meeting
Association Communities are focused groups providing a...
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Art in the Garden – More than Just Icing on the...
Studies show that only a small percentage of visitors...
Track: The Living Landscape
Location: Congressional B
No
9:30am
Session
Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive...
It has become apparent that there is need for...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Embracing Indigenous Values in Public Gardens and...
Public Gardens are positioned to not only support the...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Palladian Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
Green Spaces, Migratory Birds, and Our Latinx...
How do you invite Latinx visitors to your programs? Do...
Track: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Location: Cabinet Room
No
9:30am
Session
IMP360: Interpretive Master Planning from Every...
As public gardens become increasingly focused on...
Track: Education and Communication
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
No
9:30am
Session
People Pollinating for Crop Diversity: Collective...
An unprecedented collaboration between the American...
Track: Collecting and Conserving
Location: Executive Room
No
9:30am
Session
Public Private Partnerships: Opportunities,...
This presentation will share general information on...
Track: Making Friends, Making Money
Location: Congressional A
No

Afternoon
Friday, June 21 Back to Top

11:40am
Tour
Capitol Hill Horticulture: A Walking Tour of the...
Begin an enchanting afternoon with lunch at the...
Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum
Yes
11:40am
Tour
Planting the Nation's Gardens: Behind-the-...
Fuel up on a catered lunch at the Smithsonian...
Location: Smithsonian Greenhouses, United States Botanic Garden Production Facility
Yes
12:00pm
Tour
Collecting Plants and Bugs: Collections of the...
Come join Smithsonian scientists and curators for an...
Location: Smithsonian Museums and Gardens-National Museum of National History
Yes
12:00pm
Tour
Our American Garden: Exhibits of the National...
This is a unique opportunity to see how Smithsonian...
Location: Smithsonian Gardens, National Museum of American History
Yes
12:00pm
Tour
The Greenest Museum on the Mall: Planning the...
The National Museum of African American History and...
Location: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Yes
12:00pm
Tour
Tree Tour of Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is a National Shrine...
Location: Arlington National Cemetery
Yes
12:20pm
Tour
Campus and Community: The University of Maryland...
Begin with a vision, add dedicated staff and students...
Location: University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Yes
12:20pm
Tour
Where Fabulous Lives: A Visit to Hillwood Estate...
There’s fabulous, and then there’s fabulous! Legendary...
Location: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Yes
4:00pm
Meals & Events
A Maryland Summer Solstice: Tour and Reception
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a relaxing evening...
Location: Brookside Gardens
Yes
5:30pm
Meals & Events
American Horticultural Society Great American...
Come spend a summer evening in celebration of America'...
Location: River Farm
Yes