Explores the history of public gardens, types of contemporary public gardens, and the operation of public gardens including botanical gardens and arboreta. Includes separate units on administration and business management of gardens, collections curatorship, collections design, educational programs, research, and management of landscapes and natural areas.
Describe all aspects of establishing, managing, and expanding public gardens, including botanical gardens, arboreta, historic landscapes, and conservatories.
Address challenges that arise at public gardens, and thereby to improve their decision-making abilities.
Articulate ways in which public gardens are addressing social and environmental issues, in their communities and on regional and global bases.