Interpretation is the best tool for orienting visitors and connecting them to a garden’s mission. Gardens also function as a gateway to the natural world and a lifelong learning tool for visitors of all ages. Studies have shown that over 80% of garden visitors would like more interpretive signage to help them make meaning. Interpretive planning is a process that incorporates all stakeholders including the anticipated audiences, is evaluated during all phases, and is adaptable to change. 

Presenter: N. Kuich, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail, CO