As public gardens become increasingly focused on visitor experience, the story they tell about themselves—and the way gardens use this story to engage their stakeholders—is more important than ever. 

A recent communication thread related to interpretive planning generated so much interest, it prompted the Education Community to host a Town Hall Meeting about it. This session will start with introductions, then will move in to  guided discussions in breakout rooms (please note these were not recorded), and finally the group will reconvene to recap and discuss the main takeaways.

Town Hall Hosts & Moderators:

  • Jennifer Irving​, Youth Programs Specialist, Norfolk Botanical Garden​
  • ​Tricia Martin​, Director of Visitor Engagement, Bok Tower Gardens​
  • Gabe Tilove​, Adult Education Coordinator, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Education Community Vice-Chair​
  • ​Kristie Webber​, Director of Interpretive Programs, Chicago Botanic Garden, Education Community Chair​
  • Ashley Krueger​, Education Coordinator, The Gardens on Spring Creek​
  • ​​Dorothy Leventry​, Director of Education and Guest Experience, Mt. Cuba Center

Introductions by: Lauren Garcia Chance, Outreach Manager, American Public Gardens Association

Video edited by: Caitlin Simkovich, Creative Projects Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association