American Public Gardens Association Conference 2018

Southern California

June 4-8, 2018

Reimagining the Public Garden Display: New Approaches
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 05 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1
A. Bunting, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; J. Wright, Newfields, Indianapolis, Indiana; L. Roper, Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Visitors want to see new plants and creative, cutting edge planting designs. Panelists will share techniques to add artistry and innovation to their gardens, including layering with bulbs, annuals, perennials, and biennials for continuous bloom; building longevity and flexibility into the display; selecting a diverse plant palate; and using color theory as a jumping off point to design displays. They will also discuss using elements and principles of design as a tool to critically evaluate displays throughout the season. Be empowered to shake up your design ideas, critically assess your displays using the principles and elements of design, and gain inspiration from the wonder, beauty and diversity of plants!


This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.