2023 Annual Fund

Exhibit with us in Boston!

The Exhibit Hall is at the center of it all at Annual Conference where attendees gather to meet with you, recharge, grab refreshment, and learn more from our exhibitors. Booth spaces are available, and the Exhibit Hall is open for several days of conference!
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APGA Rosette

Annual Award Nominations

The American Public Gardens Association Awards are public horticulture’s best showcase for the most influential, thought-provoking individuals and organizations. These award winners set a professional precedent for other individuals and organizations to follow. Nominations are now open!

APGA Rosette

Board of Directors Nominations

We are inviting individuals who are interested in serving on the Association’s Board of Directors to nominate themselves or recommend that someone else self-nominate for service. This is an opportunity to shape the future of the Association.
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APGA Rosette

Benchmarking is Back!

Share, Compare, and Be Aware – Garden Benchmarking reports are open to all members. Compensation and Benefits is available to Main contacts and their designees. Click here!

APGA Rosette

RFP: 2025 Strategic Planning Consultant

The Association is accepting proposals from individuals and firms to facilitate the development of the organization’s next Strategic Plan launching in January 2025.
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APGA Rosette

FY2023 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2023 saw many changes for the American Public Gardens Association. The return of in-person events, increased staff turnover, a leadership change, and one-time financial hits brought new challenges and opportunities.
This year’s Annual Report tells the Association’s story for FY2023.

DISASTER READINESS: upcoming workshops

How ready is your Public Garden to face extreme weather events and worsening natural hazards? Have you connected with your local emergency management community?

Learn the key steps for disaster planning

Gain valuable guidance from our Disaster Readiness Specialists

Gather with peers from your region to discuss challenges and successes

Identify how to support each other before, during, and after a disaster.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN – deadline extended

Is your garden or organization already involved or interested in:

  • Engaging in an urban agriculture collaboration between a public garden and a partner organization(s)
  • Combining urban food growing and educational programming?
  • Facilitating public engagement in urban food growing?
  • Addressing community food security challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Increasing equitable access, representation, and benefit sharing at participating gardens and organizations and in communities?
  • Building capacity in urban agriculture within and beyond the public gardens community?

If so, please consider applying for an Urban Agriculture Resilience Program award by December 1!



Discover Association and external events happening throughout the year.


Wild-Collecting 101

Are you interested in procuring wild-collected seed and source material for your garden, but are unsure where to start? Or...

IDEA Lounge: Success Stories

December's IDEA Lounge will be a facilitated, participant-driven space for discussing whatever IDEA-related topics are on your mind. In the...


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