Session 1: Visualizing a Garden's Night Potential with Light
Presenters: C. Sawyers Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; L. Delplace, Oehme van Sweden & Associates, Washington, DC; S. Oberle, Brookside Gardens, Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC, Wheaton, Maryland; D. Gilmore, IALD, Gilmore Lighting Design, Bethesda, Maryland.
This session has been approved for 1 LACES Credit Hour.
Session 2: Adding Winter Interest: Seasonal Ice Rinks
A seasonal holiday and winter ice rink can be a successful investment for a public garden, even in warmer weather states. It is an attraction that brings in more visitors, revenue, and adds vibrancy to a site during the off-season. Since 2011, Myriad Botanical Gardens, located in Oklahoma City, has operated a highly successful outdoor ice rink, which has generated significant net profit while also increasing membership and restaurant sales. This presentation will share the costs, management, marketing, and programming related to an outdoor ice rink to help other public gardens determine if a seasonal ice rink might be a worthwhile investment.
Presenters: M. Heffernan, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.