American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
Mission Possible: Challenges and Opportunities
Event Type: 
Education and Communication
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 20 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Albion A
R. Mims, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, District of Columbia; S. Lacerte, Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing, New York; W. Cullina, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine; A. Fry, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas

Today, our visitors have many more choices on where they reconnect with the natural world. How can you best use your mission to set your garden apart? Can a new mission allow your garden to fluctuate from or see a new foundational mandate? Join educators from the Queens Botanical Garden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden for an interactive panel discussion on the challenges and successes of embracing or departing from a garden’s original founding and mission strategies for staying relevant and meaningful to community.