American Public Gardens Association

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American Public Gardens Association
Type Association
Legal status active
Purpose advocate and public voice, educator and network
Headquarters Kennett Square, PA
Region served
United States Canada
Official language
English French

The American Public Gardens Association, formerly the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, is an association of public-garden institutions and professionals primarily in the United States and Canada. Over the last six decades, the American Public Gardens Association has emerged as the premiere association for public gardens in North America. Today, the Association's 500 member institutions are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and fourteen other countries. The Association's individual members live in every state, the District of Columbia, Canada, and 24 other countries. The Association administers the Plant Collections Network.

The Association is committed to increasing the knowledge of public garden professionals throughout North America and internationally through information sharing, professional development, networking, public awareness, and research so they have the tools to effectively serve visitors and members.

American Public Gardens Association Mission Statement: The Association serves public gardens and advances them as leaders, advocates, and innovators.

American Public Gardens Association Vision Statement: A world where public gardens are indispensable.

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