American Public Gardens Association Conference 2018

Southern California

June 4-8, 2018

Weddings, Public Events, Garden Guests: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Event Type: 
Making Friends, Making Money
Date / Time: 
Wed June, 06 - 10:45am to 11:45am
M. Whisler, Dallas Arboretum And Botanical Garden, Dallas, Texas; J. Barzelay, San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, California; A. Roethling, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, North Carolina

Let's face it. We are a public garden first, a venue second. Yet, events bring people to the beauty of the gardens, as well as bring much needed earned revenue to support our missions. Whether you want to have 1 wedding per weekend; 15 weddings in one day, or an outdoor music event, learn creative ways to use your beautiful spaces to make more money. Join individuals from a small, a medium, and a large garden to learn how they execute money-making events in their gardens. Hear firsthand how these gardens work with outside vendors on extremely busy days and co-exist with the public.


This session is approved for 1 CFRE credit hour.