The complete-and-ready reference for establishing, managing, and
running a successful and sustainable, profitable public garden
As unique museums with living collections of plants, public
gardens offer visitors aesthetically beautiful landscapes combined
with educational programming and scientific research that promote
the value and understanding of plants. In the twenty-first century,
public gardens are in the forefront of organizations and
institutions committed to promoting the conservation of plants and
their habitats, developing sustainable practices that support the
environment, and providing green spaces where our increasingly
stressed and urbanized citizens can reconnect with the natural
world. It is critically important that such institutions have
trained, knowledgeable staff members. Because of its comprehensive
examination of public gardens, "Public Garden Management" is the
ideal guide for staff members at public gardens, anyone considering
a career in public gardens, groups starting a botanical garden or
arboretum, and students discovering how these complex institutions
"Public Garden Management" is an all-in-one professional
reference and textbook that clearly shows how to develop,
establish, manage, and maintain a sustainable--both economically
and environmentally--public garden. Offering practical coverage of
relevant topics, along with useful tools for reinforcing study,
this insightful and forward-thinking guide is:
Copublished by the American Public Gardens Association
Written by a panel of leading experts in the field
Filled with dozens of case studies that are real-world
illustrations of the principles explored in the text
Illustrated throughout with line drawings, figures, and
photographs that assist in conveying critical information
Students and professionals will benefit greatly from the
management principles outlined in this book, helping them establish
and maintain new and existing public gardens that engage, inspire,
and connect with their communities.
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