How do gardens creatively bring new life to their annual exhibitions? Each year gardens across the country feature annual experiences that have become a staple for their organization. These exhibitions might manifest themselves as an annual orchid show, a butterfly exhibition, seasonal landscape plantings, or an annual holiday display. Panelists from varying geographic locations, sizes, budgets, and landscape types will discuss how they approach annual exhibitions. They will present ways they have originated, grown, changed, and develop these experiences from year-to-year, while managing to keep visitors and staff excited.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Attendees will learn 1) unique ways to manage their annual exhibitions, 2) how to both maintain and change these annual exhibition staples to engage new audiences, 3) how annual exhibitions/displays can evolve and be redesigned to fulfill both staff and visitor expectations.
1) Bonnie Roche is the Exhibitions Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Bonnie has been with the Conservatory for six years and creates exhibitions that uphold the organization’s identity, stay true to its mission, and transform the
American Public Gardens Association