About this year's conference:

At their core, gardens are gathering places, where people can get lost in the beauty and fascination of the natural world and create meaningful experiences together. At their highest level, gardens hold a grounding strength, one with the power to unite us all in our similarities as well as honor and celebrate that which makes us unique. 

Under this theme, sessions will address the ways in which gardens harness this individual and collective power to ignite connection, protection, and change. How the work of staff and volunteers provides respite, care, conservation, and a better understanding of all living beings, to both humans and plants alike. And lastly, to explore what new audiences, stories, and collaborations have been missing in this important work.  

The theme CommUNITY of Gardens is perfectly reflective of our conference destination, Portland, Oregon- a beautiful “City of Gardens” at the forefront of recent social, environmental, and community issues. The CommUNITY of Gardens conference will highlight the partnerships, established and emerging, between gardens and their chosen communities for the cultivation, security, and betterment of our planet, ourselves, and our future.  

Registration for the 2022 Conference is now open! Information on pricing, hotel accommodations, and COVID-19 safety can be found here.

Email us at info@publicgardens.org with general questions or inquiries!

Conference Location:

Hilton Portland Downtown 

This year's event will primarily take place at the Hilton Portland Downtown. A 3-minute walk from Pioneer Courthouse Square, this upscale hotel is a block from the MAX Light Rail service, providing links to Portland's main attractions, and 10 miles from Portland International Airport. 

Address: 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204     Phone: (503) 226-1611     Website: https://bit.ly/3aeJSbO 

2022 Presenting Partner: 

USDA Forest Service

The USDA Forest Service manages over 191 million acres of National Forest Lands on behalf of the American people, but also has a responsibility to support management on all forested lands across the United States. In particular, USDA Forest Service manages for water, timber, rangeland, fire, and recreation. Collaboration with many agencies and organizations like the American Public Gardens Association and its members is essential if there is any hope of effectively managing and sustaining our forests for future generations.

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Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors:

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Nancy Kartes

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