American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
Fusing Seasonal Display Planning with Garden-wide Approaches and Programming
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 22 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Webster B
A. Bunting, T. Pollak, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; J. Sutton, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; M. Fockele, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia; M. Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, Wisconsin; D. Benarcik, Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania

In this multi-speaker presentation we will discuss how to create a seasonal horticultural display throughout an institution. The session will focus on institution-wide approaches of creating "themes" in the displays, which includes fusion of horticulture, education, event programming, visitor services, science, and development. The details of creating artistic, cutting edge, and creative displays will be discussed such as developing the team, brainstorming, sourcing, speculative purchasing, associated programming possibilities, and creating the designs that intrigue our visitors. Presenters will be able to give perspectives from both institutions who work on a small budget to those with large fiscal capacity, and design approaches will be discussed for indoor as well as small and large outdoor display areas.

This session has been approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.