American Public Gardens Association
2020 Conference
Portland, Oregon June 22-26, 2020

Making Friends, Making Money

People are at the heart of every fiscally sustainable public garden. Good partnerships, whether with the public, your member base, volunteers, sponsors, or other institutions, bring more opportunities for outreach and funding. What creative means have you applied towards recruiting for and strengthening workplace diversity? How have institutional friendships and collaborations enriched your garden’s continued well-being and the economic health and resilience of the greater community?

Targeted Communities:
College & University Gardens
Design & Planning
Development & Membership
Emerging Professionals
Finance & Operations
Guest Services
Marketing & Communications
Small Gardens
Volunteer Engagement

Program Selection Committee Contacts:
Lauren Smith Hong

Annual Fund & Membership Officer
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University
(919) 668-5253;

Lisa M.W. Eldred
Director of Exhibitions & Learning
Engagement; Head Curator of Art
Denver Botanic Gardens
(720) 865-3518;

Lynn Swain
Director of Development
Cornell Botanic Gardens
(607) 255-7416;