Today, our visitors have many more choices on where they reconnect with the natural world. How can you best use your mission to set your garden apart? Can a new mission allow your garden to fluctuate from or see a new foundational mandate? Join educators from the Queens Botanical Garden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden for an interactive panel discussion on the challenges and successes
of embracing or departing from a garden’s original founding and mission strategies for staying relevant and meaningful to community.

Presenters: R. Mims, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, District
of Columbia; S. Lacerte, Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing, New York; W.
Cullina, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine; A. Fry, Lady Bird
Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas