Building the Future of Public Gardens Under Glass
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Thu June, 09 - 11:15am to 12:45pm
T. Pollak, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois; M. Radebaugh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; M. Holmes, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington, DC; R. Charek, Rough Brothers Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; S.C. Scarfone, Oasis Design Group, Baltimore, Maryland; K. McCue, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.

As gardens continue to explore new ways to develop specialty seasonal displays and collections to increase attendance, they often realize their horticultural support facilities need updating to make it happen. This session will help evaluate the master planning needed from the project’s beginning to completion. The panel discussion will focus on four main topics: planning and programming the needed space, exploring sustainable features, identifying trials and tribulations along the way, and discovering what’s next once the facilities have been built.