PUBLIC GARDEN BENCHMARKING

SIMPLE TO ENTER DATA, POWERFUL TO USE

Contribute to the public horticulture industry’s understanding of itself, improve the Association’s advocacy of the industry, and gain insight into how your garden performs relative to your peers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Benchmarking will be going on a short hiatus in July 2024 as we reset for 2024 data entry.

Garden Benchmarking will open for 2024 data entry in August, 2024.

Compensation and Benefits Benchmarking will return in 2025.

You can get the FY2022 Multi-Year Garden Trend Report Here.

What We’ve learned

A Spring 2024 study of the Collective Impact of Public Gardens tells us:

Over 132 Million people visit public gardens every year.

Over 128,000 acres in North America are covered by Association member gardens and arboreta.

Over 3.3 million schoolchildren in grades K-12 received education instruction at member gardens.

Over 92,000 volunteers donated over 3.6 million hours to gardens.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Main Contacts at gardens have access to all Benchmarking platforms.

POWERFUL TESTIMONIALS

Don’t just take our word it, hear first-hand what garden leaders are saying about this simple to use, seriously powerful tool.

“Aggregate data tells the powerful story about public gardens… You can establish baseline potentials: what fundraising could be; what attendance should be; what staffing levels are appropriate.”

– Kara Newport
CEO, Filoli Center

“Benchmarking shows not only what we’re best at, but also where there’s room for improvement to help the bottom line… Without Benchmarking, it’s a lot more work for a lot more people.”

– Stephanie Jutila
Executive Director, Toronto Botanical Garden

“Click one button and you can have your own slide deck tailored to your garden.”

Brian Vogt
CEO, Denver Botanic Gardens

If you have further questions about access, contact us at info@publicgardens.org.