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APGA’s Annual Conference to Philadelphia this Week (June 21-25, 2011)
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 - Sat, Jun 25, 2011, 9am - 5pm
This week, all of Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ 30 member public gardens are participating as host gardens, workshop presenters, event organizers, volunteers and more in The American Public Garden Associations’ annual trade conference being held at the Loews hotel in Philadelphia this week (June 21-25, 2011). If ever the region’s public gardens were ready for visitors, it’s this week, when over 600 registered attendees and over 500 vendors, volunteers and related staff are here to attend the APGA conference in Philadelphia.
Missed registration for the conference this year? For a glimpse of some of the Philly Hour fun, visit our clips Greater Philadelphia Gardens' Utube or click on our Facebook icon on our newsletter or homepage.
The 2011 American Public Garden Association (APGA) conference , which runs five (5) full days in Philadelphia (June 21-25) is the association’s longest conference to date. Appropriately named MORE, the 2011 APGA conference title is also a nod to this region’s deep and diverse horticulture history, institutions, experts, events, exhibits, visitors, and public gardens.
About Greater Philadelphia Gardens
Greater Philadelphia Gardens is a nonprofit collaboration that serves to raise awareness, education and visitation of the Greater Philadelphia region’s public gardens and arboreta.
In the early 1980s, several public garden leaders volunteered together to jointly promote area public gardens and encourage visitors. That public garden collaborative was one of the first of its kind in the country.
Re-established in 2007 under new leadership, today Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ 30 public garden members in the tri-state area attract three million visitors each year. As the host to more public gardens and arboreta than anywhere else on the continent, as well as much of the nation’s horticultural history, the region is internationally recognized and promoted by the consortium as “America’s Garden Capital.”
For more information on Greater Philadelphia Gardens and its 30 members’ upcoming events, workshops, activities, and visitor information, please visit the website www.GreaterPhiladelphiaGardens.org events tab, and sign up for the newsletter and Facebook, too.
About Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ Executive Committee
The collaborative non-profit was re-ignited in 2007 with a renewed commitment to promote the area’s public gardens and arboreta. The public garden leaders who serve on the organization’s executive committee today include: Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ chair, R. William Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer; Jacob Thomas, Director of the Arboretum of The Barnes Foundation; Louise R. Turan, Executive Director of Bartram’s Garden , Howard Holden, Director of Facilities, Cabrini College; Paul Redman, Executive Director of Longwood Gardens; Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania; Rick Lewandowski, Executive Director of Mt Cuba Center; Drew Becher, President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; Claire Sawyers, Director of the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College; and Chris Strand, Director of Garden & Estate, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.
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