Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive disaster plans that include all garden operations can be daunting, and requires shining a bright light on all an institution’s vulnerabilities. In this session, learn how gardens prepare for and respond to natural disasters, learn how you can be properly insured and financially prepared, and see how each garden used these occurrences to better ensure their gardens are ready when disaster strikes.