American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
Shifting Gears: The Challenge of Dealing With Success
Event Type: 
Leadership, Innovation, Advocacy
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 20 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Albion C
H. Jongerden, Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; W. Cullina, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine; G. Smith, W. Gary Smith Design, Austin, Texas; K. Newport, Filoli, Woodside, California

Many public gardens get started, or undertake an expansion, then find themselves unprepared for success. A panel of three garden directors and a master planning expert will address the difficulties that success creates by offering advice and examples of "success-management" from start-up and expansion gardens. Among the challenges to be addressed include master planning and capital campaigns; keeping boards, donors, and stakeholders engaged; can more guests mean more staff; assessing member, volunteer, and other stakeholder opinions regarding changes. There are lessons to learn for capital planning committees and master planning and design consultants to better prepare their gardens for success.

This session has been approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.