American Public Gardens Association Conference 2018

Southern California

June 4-8, 2018

Thriving In Disaster
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 07 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Mark Twain & Terrace
I. Simpkins, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida; B. Backlund, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California; N. Bechtol, Smithsonian Gardens, Silver Spring, Maryland; K. Slager, BHS Insurance, Grandville, Michigan

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive disaster plans that include all garden operations can be daunting, and requires shining a bright light on all an institution’s vulnerabilities. In this session, learn how gardens prepare for and respond to natural disasters, learn how you can be properly insured and financially prepared, and see how each garden used these occurrences to better ensure their gardens are ready when disaster strikes.


This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.








This session is approved for 1.5 ISA credit hours.