Changing Perspectives: Planting for the Future
A report on the American Public Gardens Association Conference
Miami, USA, 6 – 10 June 2016.
By Sharon Willoughby
The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) is the peak organisation for Botanic and Public Gardens in the US (formerly the ABGA). In 2016 APGA and BGANZ established a formal partnership. Apart from the many benefits of connecting likeminded organisation and networks this new relationship will provide a conference registration scholarship, which will allow one member from each organisation to attend the reciprocal organisations annual conference without paying the conference registration fee. To cement this new partnership APGA invited me to attend and speak about the role of socially inclusive practice in a modern Botanic Garden at their international section dinner. My attendance was supported by BGANZ Council, BGANZ (Vic), RBGV and self-funding. Eamonn Flanagan the Executive Officer of BGANZ also attended the Conference.