What is National Public Gardens Day?

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What is National Public Gardens Day?

Friday, May 11, 2012 9am-4pm

 

National Public Gardens Day:

May 11, 2012, National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.

 

 

The Mission:

Presented by the non-profit American Public Garden’s Association (APGA) in partnership with Rain Bird, both are committed to celebrating the environmental stewardship of North America’s public gardens and their local, regional and national leadership in resourcing the nation’s conservation and environmental education needs.

 

Scope:

National Public Gardens Day celebrates all public gardens, botanical gardens, educational gardens, specialty gardens, entertainment gardens, arboreta, farm gardens, historical landscapes, and zoos and each institution participates in their own unique way.

Many of the nation’s public gardens will mark the day with special events and activities for schools, families and thousands of visitors to explore and discover their local public garden, while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship

What can you learn from public gardens?

Find out more at NationalPublicGardensDay.org

 

Klehm offers free admission Friday, May 11, 2012 from 9am-4pm to celebrate this great event.

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