As public gardens age, there will be operational challenges that arise in the gardens and built elements that will need to be addressed in order to provide a high quality experience for visitors. This presentation will give participants an overview of how institutions of varying ages are strategically addressing some of these challenges and what the impacts are on day-to-day operations and budgets. Good planning will help reduce the number of maintenance surprises, even in a new garden.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) The importance of sustaining and maintaining built elements embedded in a landscape and the impact that can have the visitor experience.
2) Strategic tactics to take regardless of the age of an institution on addressing day-to-day operations related to landscape management.
3) Planning processes that will help reduce the number of maintenance surprises, even in a new garden.
Todd Lasseigne is President/CEO of Tulsa Botanic Garden, Clay Bakker is the Trails & Grounds Manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Ann-Marie Crossan is the Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Planning Manager at Longwood Gardens, Inc.
American Public Gardens Association