Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!
This week Denver Botanic Gardens hosted around 110 botanic gardens professionals from around the country as well as from England and Canada. Hosting the American Public Gardens Association’s (APGA) Plant Collections Symposium, all the attendees took away best management practices in collections care and priorities, ex situ conservation and seed banking, plant labeling and databasing, and role of botanic gardens in climate change. The Gardens’ Horticulture and Research staff provided their expertise on these relevant topics through formal sessions and hands-on activities. Attendees included horticulturists, collections curators, plant recorders, research staff and directors. It was a great pleasure to host our colleagues from other institutions and to share ideas. Thanks APGA for selecting Denver Botanic Gardens as the venue for this amazing symposium!