The American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA), the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) adopted a new name in 2006. Over the last six decades, the APGA has emerged as the premiere association for public gardens in North America. Today, APGA’s 500 member institutions are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and seven other countries. The Association’s individual members live in every state, the District of Columbia, Canada, and 24 other countries.

The APGA is committed to increasing the knowledge of public garden professionals throughout North America through information sharing, professional development, networking, public awareness, and research so they have the tools to effectively serve visitors and members.

APGA Mission Statement:

AABGA (APGA) serves and strengthens public gardens throughout North America by supporting and promoting their work, value and achievements in horticultural display, education, research and plant conservation.

APGA Vision:

With AABGA’s (APGA’s) leadership and advocacy, public gardens will become vital to people’s appreciation and understanding of the irreplaceable value of plants.