American Public Gardens Association (APGA)
Formally the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA).
"Founded in 1940 as the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, 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. 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.
The mission: Advancing Public Gardens as a force for positive change in their communities through national leadership, advocacy and innovation." [Website]
Education, Research (basic)