Go Public Gardens Partners

We are grateful for our partners and for their continuous support!

Presenting Partner

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USDA Forest Service

The USDA Forest Service manages over 191 million acres of National Forest Lands on behalf of the American people, but also has a responsibility to support management on all forested lands across the United States.

Enjoy the health benefits of forests and host a nature walk or forest bathing.

Engage audiences of all ages on a plant and tree identification arboretum stroll, urban forest, or natural lands walk. The research shows that benefits include stress reduction, improved mental health, increased happiness, resilience, and social cohesion. Consider this your guests’ Rx!

Give a talk on the importance of trees and how public gardens are safeguarding their genetic diversity. Invite a staff member or special guest speaker from a local or state native plant society or an ecologist from a nearby university. Did you know your Local State or Community Forester will welcome the invitation?

Inspire your guests to go outside to look for a rare native tree or simply enjoy the biodiversity of plants.

Promotional Partners


Plant Heroes

Grab your field guides and go on a scouting adventure! Host a family-friendly exploration for young Plant Heroes and inspire learning through a hands-on approach to protecting plants.

Order FREE Plant Heroes materials from the Plant Protection Store!

You can also find school group curriculum and activities to use any time of the year.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Through the Association’s Education Community, Alexandra Cantwell at the Norfolk Botanical Garden is spearheading a project where gardens host an online class during Go Public Gardens Days focused on the garden and its history, collections, etc. It will be a great way to promote your garden and inspire people to visit in person when safe to do so!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Alexandra via the Community portal.