American Public Gardens Association Conference 2018

Southern California

June 4-8, 2018

Changing the Landscape of Annual Exhibitions to Meet Expectations
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 05 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
B. DeRubertis & G. Martin, Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio; P.S. Larkin, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, North Carolina; E. McGinn, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, C. Lambdin, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville, Alabama

How do gardens creatively bring new life to their annual exhibitions? Each year gardens across the country feature annual experiences that have become a staple for their organization. These exhibitions might manifest themselves as an annual orchid show, a butterfly exhibition, seasonal landscape plantings, or an annual holiday display. Panelists from varying geographic locations, sizes, budgets, and landscape types will discuss ways they have evolved and developed these experiences from year-to-year, while managing to keep visitors and staff excited.


This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.