This is the first in a four part garden Board Member series. 

Did you miss this incredible session? This is now available as an On-Demand purchase. Please email for details on how to purchase. In the meantime, join us for one of the upcoming sessions

It's what on everyone’s minds right now – how do you budget for the coming year after the events of 2020? How can boards and garden leadership come together effectively to navigate difficult conversations, explore new paradigms, and shore up financial strength? We’ll provide some stories from the field and a trends report from the most recent survey of public gardens, and provide lots of time for breakout room discussion. 

Registration is open to garden executive leaders and/or their board members only.  


Tabitha Schmidt, Executive Director, Powell Gardens, MO 

Casey Sclar, Executive Director, American Public Gardens Association 


Susan Detwiler, President, The Detwiler Group 

Your institution’s membership with the American Public Gardens Association qualifies you for the Member-only rate of $25 per session. (Non-Member rate: $50) 

Learn about the January, February, and March sessions.