Organizations of all kinds are preparing for a frightening new reality: the risk of a targeted violence attack occurring in or around their facility. A venue is often chosen based on the impact it will have on our behaviors or the ease in finding multiple targets in a generally confined area. Public gardens are not immune to the risk of these attacks and should ensure they take all prudent and available precautions to not only prevent an incident, but be able to respond appropriately should an event occur. Most organizations would admit that they should take steps in preparation of a targeted violence or active shooting attack, but suffer from common organizational barriers to preparation.