Why Join?

Membership with the American Public Gardens Association brings a wealth of good things to all member levels, from student to institutional and corporate members.

We connect and empower individual members by fostering a nurturing professional community that networks and provides comprehensive professional development resources and updates on career opportunities and trends. We serve institutional and corporate members by protecting and championing public horticulture’s future through pioneering stewardship programs that safeguard plant collections, respond to threats posed by invasive species, and address the challenges of climate change and natural resource sustainability. Through our members, we create a unified voice to advance the role of public gardens, improving quality of life for all.

The Association Serves

600

Member Institutions

10,000

Garden Professionals

20

Countries

Membership categories

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Member benefits

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Ways to grow your garden

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Plant Collections Network

Plant Collections Network

Preserve your plant collections through our flagship consortium for plants collections specialists.

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Plant Protection Program

Plant Protection Program

This umbrella program embodies the Sentinel Plant Network and Plant Heroes programs.

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Sentinel Plant Network

Sentinel Plant Network

The Sentinel Plant Network contributes to plant conservation by engaging public garden professionals, volunteers, and visitors in the detection and diagnosis of high consequence pests and pathogens.

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Climate & Sustainability Alliance

Climate & Sustainability Alliance

This emerging program will offer a portal of resources for public garden professionals.

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Disaster Readiness

Disaster Readiness

The Disaster Readiness Initiative works to establish public gardens as cornerstones of resilient, healthy communities.

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Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Public Garden benchmarking data allows you to share, compare and be aware of industry trends based on data provided by you and your peers.

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